Pakistan

IHC extends stay against possible arrest of Fawad

Written by The Frontier Post

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday extended its order stopping the police from possible arrest of former information minister Fawad and adjourned the case till May 12.
Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar Minallah, who heard the case, asked the petitioner’s lawyer to firstly get instructions from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan whether he had trust in the courts or not, and whether he (Imran Khan) thought that the judiciary was not independent as he and his party had been constantly raising questions in that regard.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was given relief at 11 p.m. in 2014, he remarked.
The chief justice said the trust of common man in the judicial system should not be shaken through a certain narrative.
It was sad when political leaders accused the judiciary of being compromised during their processions / gatherings.
Chief Justice Athar Minallah remarked that Imran Khan was conveying the m-essage to his followers that the judiciary was not free.
The courts could remain open for 24 hours in accordance with the rules, he said.
The Islamabad High Court extended its order against possible arrest of Fawad and sought also comments from the Inspe-ctor General of Pakistan Islamabad and the Interior Ministry till May 12.

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