The Islamabad High Court has dismissed a contempt
petition filed against PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz, Interior Minister
Rana Sanaullah, JUI Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and others declaring it
The IHC upheld the registrar’s objection regarding that it was not the
relevant forum to file the petition.
Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani heard the plea with the objection raised by the
registrar on Friday.
Local lawyer Ali Ijaz Buttar requested the court to start the contempt
proceedings against the coalition leaders.
Justice Kiyani asked the lawyer what was his petition?
He replied that Maryam, Rana Sanaullah, Fazlur Rehman and others made
contemptuous remarks about the judiciary on social media.
Justice Kiyani asked the lawyer if this court was mentioned in those
remarks. He advised him to take his petition to either Supreme Court or the
Lahore High Court.
Why the petitioner who belongs to Lahore has filed his plea in the Islamabad
High Court, the judge objected saying nobody bothered to take notice of the
contemptuous remarks at the time when they were uttered then why the filing
of petition now.