Whereas asserting the reserved verdict, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah declared the petition filed by Advocate Kulsoom as inadmissible. Only a criticism on former Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar doesn’t come underneath contempt of court docket. It’s the duty of judges to make sure justice to the victims, he added.
The CJ additional mentioned that an impartial choose by no means will get affected by some criticism. After retirement, judges are now not a part of any court docket, subsequently, the contempt of court docket is just not for a standard man, he remarked.
Athar Minallah additionally expressed that ex-CJP was bashed in private capability.
Earlier within the day, the petitioner mentioned that the derogatory language used in opposition to Justice Saqib Nisar comes underneath contempt of court docket over which, IHC CJ Athar Minallah remarked that judges are open for criticism.
Remarks about retired officers didn’t warrant contempt of court docket costs, even when they had been made in opposition to a former chief justice, he added.
Beforehand, the excessive court docket had taken discover of revelations leveled by former chief choose of Gilgit Baltistan Rana Muhammad Shamim concerning PML-N leaders Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz and summoned all of the events and Lawyer Normal Khalid Javed Khan in private capability.
Former CJ of Gilgit Baltistan was additionally served with contempt of court docket discover.
IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah remarked, “I belief every choose of the court docket. The judges may also be made accountable and criticized. An setting of disbelief will prevail in society if individuals cease trusting the courts.”
Athar Minallah instructed the he had additionally confronted social media backlash. He additional directed the journalist to learn his story’s headline. The IHC CJ requested the place the previous choose had notarized this affidavit as it’s not a part of any report of this court docket.