LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday said that the judiciary remains no more such a judiciary which gave decisions on a telephone call.
The court further observed that if judiciary gives a decision on Panama then it is wrong and if it gives a decision on Hudaibiya and Khawaja Asif then it is correct.
The court rejected Ahsan Iqbal’s plea for not running his video statement about the judiciary in the court.
A three-member full bench of LHC presided over by Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi took up the case for hearing.
Azam Nazir Tarar, counsel for Ahsan Iqbal, filed a reply with reference to the application. It was reiterated in the reply that Ahsan Iqbal respects the judiciary and bows his head before it.
Therefore, the contempt of court notice against him may please be dismissed.
The counsel prayed that the footage of Ahsan Iqbal’s statement is not run in the court.
The court inquired is there any immoral material therein. “How can we give a decision on the material which is not known to us?”
Justice Atir Mehmood remarked, “Have you talked with your associates about respecting the judiciary and they acted upon it?”
Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar asked “Have courts started all this? Daniyal, Talal Chaudhry say what they want about the judiciary while Maryam Aurangzeb has been talking about judiciary she likes from morning till evening.”
The bench told the former interior minister that he had legal way before him and he should have filed a petition in Supreme Court but he did not do so.
The full bench regretted remarking “ have you given this lesson to your associates what you are giving.
The court adjourned the proceedings against Ahsan Iqbal till June 11 directing that transcript of the anti-judiciary statement of Ahsan Iqbal be presented before it on next hearing.