Pakistan

Judiciary being defamed, pressurized to protect one person: AGP

Written by The Frontier Post

ISLAMABAD (APP): Attorney General of Pakistan Khalid Javed on Wednesday adopted the stance before Islamabad High Court (IHC) that a season was being run to defame and pressurize the judiciary in a bid to protect one person.

An appeal was pending with the IHC against the sentence of an accused and the whole judiciary was being attacked in it through controversial audiotapes and documents.

Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the petition of president Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA) seeking formation of a commission to probe the alleged audiotape of ex-chief justice Saqib Nisar. The court had summoned the AGP for assistance regarding maintainability of the case.

The attorney general said that this impression should not be given as the petitioner for contesting someone else’s case.

He said that why some people were coming courts to become proxy for only a certain ex-prime minister.

The petitioner argued that the judiciary was being made controversial through different tactics and the court could stop this practice through probing the allegations on judges.

The chief justice remarked that this was an era of modern technology and it was easy to fabricate audio or video of someone. If the court started investigation on such issues then how the pending cases would be concluded, he asked.

Justice Athar Minallah remarked that why the court should investigate the matter if the concerned appellants didn’t bring any audio before bench.

The court adjourned further hearing on the matter till December 24.

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