IHC rejects DC Islamabad ‘unconditional apology’ in contempt case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday rejected the unconditional apology of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Islamabad Irfan Nawaz Memon in a contempt of court case.

According to details, Justice Babar Sattar presided over the contempt proceedings against Irfan Nawaz.

During the hearing, the DC stated that 18 hearings had been held in this case so far and he had not missed any of the hearings. He said that he surrendered him to the court.

Babar Sattar scolded Irfan and inquired that do you consider this a joke. He remarked that you are under contempt of court case. You have issued 69 Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) for 970 days.

He questioned that does they not have children and don’t they want to go for Umrah. He said that he issued a show cause notice and verdict will be given till February 26.

Irfan’s lawyer Raja Rizwan said to Babar Sattar that he is furious now and requested to pause the hearing for a while.

At which, Justice Sattar stated that this case could be completed yesterday but just because of you it could not be completed till now.

He asked from Memon that don’t you know about the court order.

Irfan replied that he could not think to disvalue of the court order. Sattar inquired that now the benches will be making on your will.

Lawyer Raja Rizwan read the context of the case on DC Islamabad and argued that the contempt of court is of three types. Civil, Criminal and Judicial. This contempt of court case has been started amid having barriers in taking justice.

He requested from the court that this contempt of court case was not eligible on the merit of section six. The 3MPO was rejected on court’s order after that a new MPO order which has been issued by the district magistrate of Rawalpindi.

He further said that the DC Islamabad did not make any contempt of court but the DC Rawalpindi did it. The court needs to see the whole situation of this case. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) party leader was arrested on August 5. May 9 case is also in front of everyone.

I am not here to die anyone in this case, the lawyer added.

Intelligence Bureau (IB) have informed the court about the agitation and law and order situation in Islamabad.

It should be noted that the court issued the arrest warrant of DC Islamabad on Tuesday.

The court further issued a show cause notice to Irfan Nawaz on the request of not appearing in the IHC and ordered to include the name of DC in Exit Control List (ECL) list.


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