ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) will accept up next week petition filed for containment former prime minister and Pakistani Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan from “hateful” statements against state institutions. Two members of the bench, which includes Judges Ijazul Ahsen and Judge Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi, will consider the petition. on 8 September.
In his petition, Kausein Faisal argued that the PTI chairman and other leaders of his party including Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Shirin Mazari and others incited people against institutions of the country. He begged the court to take action against them, and media should ban the broadcast of their performances.
Registrar SC office returned the application, stating objections over It. Then on, petitioner filed an appeal with the Chamber against the registrar’s objection, and at the hearing petitioner claimed that his application was related to enforcement of fundamental rights and required subject to circulation in accordance with Article 184(3) of Constitution.
Judge Syed Mansour Ali Shah, hearing the House’s appeal, set rejected the objections and forwarded to the registrar office to fix high court case bench. On the last hearing held on On August 4, Judge Yahya Afridi was questioned about how he could call his original jurisdiction under article 184(3) of Constitution for personality.
The court directed petitioner make preparations and satisfy him regarding how his fundamental rights were violated. the court had also supervised petitioner imagine it reply on question of maintainability of his motion and adjourned the hearing until first a week of sept.
The judge noted that the high court could exercise its original jurisdiction under article 184(3) of the Constitution whenever it sees fit. Judge Ijazul Ahsen asked counsel as to why the apex court could hear the case. Will the court now initiate a case about someone’s image, which can be tarnished, ”he asked. petitioner.
“Why didn’t you provide the court with a transcript and CDs of statements,” Judge Ahsen asked the petitioner, adding that the statements should have been communicated media. Judge Ahsen observed that at present only a few people reported correctly.
Judge Yahya Afridi asked whether higher the judiciary may be weakened by this type of of statements. “The Apex Court has jurisdiction under section 204 of Constitution and file a contempt case against anyone for ridiculing the judiciary,” Judge Yahya Afridi said. petitioner. This was announced by Judge Afridi. petitioner would be better for him to turn to other forums for seeking relief.