In a tweet earlier this week, Hussain had stated that he had been “listening to the speeches of an undertrial decide (Justice Isa) of the Supreme Court docket for per week. If [I] reply, then lectures will begin [ranging from] we’re saddened to we now have been insulted.
“Sir, when you too are keen on politics like your godfather Iftikhar Chaudhry (former chief justice of Pakistan), then resign and contest elections for the councillor. You’re going to get to find out about each [your] reputation and acceptance,” Hussain had additional stated.
In her petition, Sarina stated Hussain by way of his tweet had “confirmed that secret cameras have been put in within the courtroom as a result of he was listening to all that occurred in [it], regardless of by no means having as soon as attended a single listening to”.
She contended that her husband was nonetheless a decide of the Supreme Court docket and never an “undertrial prisoner”, including that by referring to Justice Isa as an undertrial decide, the federal minister had “dedicated contempt of this court docket and of a sitting decide of this court docket”.
She additionally referred to Hussain’s use of the phrase godfather in his tweet, saying that it was a time period used for felony syndicates and mafia bosses and was thus “extremely offensive to the dignity and respect of this honourable court docket [and] constitutes gross contempt”.
“Ch Fawad Hussain has violated his ministerial oath of workplace, the Structure of Pakistan, mocked and ridiculed this honourable court docket’s former chief justice, a sitting decide of the Supreme Court docket and dedicated contempt of this honourable court docket,” the petition said.
“If judges of the very best court docket of Pakistan are humiliated, disrespected and abused on this method by a federal minister, then the Twitter brigade at their command and the combatants of the fifth technology warfare do a lot worse,” it added.
Sarina stated that Hussain had “inspired a barrage of assaults towards Justice Isa” and he and others within the authorities wished Justice Isa “to not maintain his authorities accountable”.
She added that the minister’s tweets “current an illiberal and autocratic authorities and the picture of a powerless Supreme Court docket, which has critical repercussions and undermines the independence and credibility of this honourable court docket”.
Sarina requested the court docket to provoke contempt of court docket proceedings towards Hussain, punish him appropriately, take away him from workplace and direct him to close down his Twitter account.