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Plea filed in opposition to former GB chief choose Rana Shamim

former chief judge of the top court of Gilgit-Baltistan, Rana Moh­a­m­mad Shamim
A petition has been filed within the Islam­abad Excessive Court docket (IHC) looking for restoration of salaries acquired by former chief choose of the highest courtroom of Gilgit-Baltistan, Rana Moh­a­m­mad Shamim, for issuing a controversial affidavit.

Justice Shamim within the Nov 16 affidavit had claimed that former chief justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar had requested an IHC choose to delay grant of bail to PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz.

Chaudhry Mohammad Akram, a former vice chairman of the Islamabad Bar Affiliation, in his petition cited Rana Shamim and the secretaries of regulation and justice and inside as respondents.

IHC Justice Tariq Meh­temper Jahangiri will take up the petition on Monday.

In accordance with the petition, the previous chief choose’s affidavit was a violation of Article 5 of the Structure that requires each citizen to be loyal with the state and obedient to the structure.

Advocate Akram contends within the petition that Rana Shamim has tried to scandalise the judiciary which is a vital pillar of the state.

The petition requests the courtroom to proceed in opposition to Rana Shamim and direct the federal authorities to put his title on Exit Management Checklist.

The petition additionally says that since Rana Shamim has violated his oath of workplace, he ought to be handled as an alien to the workplace of the chief choose and stopped from utilizing the title of former chief choose. Moreover he ought to be disqualified from holding any public workplace in future.

The petition additionally seeks restoration of salaries drawn by Rana Shamim as chief choose of Gilgit-Baltistan.

IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah has already initiated contempt proceedings in opposition to Rana Shamim, Editor-in-Chief of Jang Group Mir Shakeelur Rehman, Editor Investigation Ansar Abbasi and Resident Editor Aamir Ghouri.

The chief justice’s order issued after a preliminary listening to on Nov 15 said: “The information report and the purported affidavit have forged scandalous aspersions on the integrity, independence and impartiality of the Court docket and its judges. Liberty of the press and freedom of speech are of paramount significance however they don’t seem to be absolute. They’re subservient to correct administration of justice.”

The courtroom famous that the alleged contemnors has tried to undermine public confidence in impartiality and independence of the IHC and its judges.

The IHC CJ additionally stated this episode had created a possibility for accountability of the judiciary. “This is a chance for holding this Court docket accountable. The onus is on the alleged contemnors to ascertain their bona fides by satisfying that the alleged aspersions should not unfounded to the extent of this Court docket and its Honourable Judges.”