In Pakistan, the government and judiciary face-to-face, the court notice to the Prime Minister.
The lawyer, Azad Siddiqui said that now Abbasi had started speaking after taking the post of Prime Minister against the Supreme Court.
Not only in India, the relationship between the judiciary and the government in Pakistan is not doing well. According to the report in the media, a Pakistani court has reportedly issued a notice to Prime Minister Shahid Khakon Abbasi for anti-judicial speech, in which he called the Panama Papers leak decision a ‘piece of trash’.
According to the media report, lawyer Azhar Siddiqui has filed a petition in the Lahore High Court, in which he said that the comment made on the court’s decision on Abbasi’s Panama Papers leak case is ‘contempt of court’, for which action should be taken against him .
Presenting his case in the court of Justice Shahid Kareem, the petitioner said that by such an inflammatory statement, Abbasi is trying to make the judiciary controversial. He said that formerly removed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Mary had openly criticized the Supreme Court and its judges in their speeches and tried to provoke public sentiment against the judiciary.
The lawyer, Azad Siddiqui said that now Abbasi had started speaking after taking the post of Prime Minister against the Supreme Court. He requested the court to initiate a case of contempt of court proceedings against Abbasi and said that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) should be directed to broadcast the news channels targeting the judiciary to the prime minister’s speeches. Stop with.
The court issued notice to Abbasi, the federal government and the PEMRA and asked them to respond to the next hearing (January 15). It is worth mentioning that the name of Pakistan’s deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif came out in the Panama Papers leak. After the name came to power in Panama, the five-member bench of Pakistan’s Supreme Court had declared Nawaz Sharif the disqualification of the Prime Minister for unannounced income on July 28. The Supreme Court of Pakistan had directed the National Accountability Bureau to file a case against him and his children in the Accountability Court and hear the trial court in six months to complete the trial.