Lahore - Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry on Friday dismissed a petition seeking contempt of court proceedings against former Pakistan People's Party (PPP) information secretary Fauzia Wahab for giving contradictory statements about diplomatic immunity to US national Raymond Davis.
The LHC CJ dismissed the petition and observing that statements of politicians did not affect court proceedings, as they were personal views. Rana Ilmuddin had filed the petition submitting that the PPP member of the National Assembly (MNA) at a press conference had claimed that Davis enjoyed diplomatic immunity.
The petitioner said that Fauzia knew that the matter of immunity was pending in court but she went on to claim immunity for the accused. He said that the act of the respondent amounted to contempt of court. Ilmuddin requested the court to issue a notice to the respondent and initiate contempt proceedings against her.