ATC issues contempt of court notice to interior minister Rehman Malik


Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) Rawalpindi division has issued contempt of court notice to Interior Minister Rehman Malik on a statement given by him in London with reference to despatching judicial commission to India in Mumbai attack case.
FIA had filed application under section 503 about despatching a judicial commission to India. FIA has completed its arguments on it while defence counsel Khawaja Sultan and other lawyers were yet to give arguments on behalf of Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi and other accused persons on this application.
Defence lawyer Khawaja Sultan Ahmad had made interior minister and government respondents in contempt plea. It was said in the contempt application that interior minister while addressing a seminar in London had said with respect to petition pending hearing in the court in Mumbai attack case that court had granted commission request for sending judicial commission to India and the commission would leave for India within 7 to 11 days.
The court while granting plea of Khawaja Sultan Ahmad stopped debate over the application filed by FIA for sending commission to India and issued contempt of court notice to interior minister Rehman Malik on his statement
The court on the request of lawyers has also summoned three prosecution witnesses including forensic expert of FIA Noman Ashraf Godla, Inspector Sardar Muhammad Azam and Nisar Jadoon from FIA on August, 13 for recording their statements.