COURT NO­TICE TO AB­BASI FOR ANTI- JU­DI­CIARY STATE­MENT

The Asian Age - - World -

La­hore, Jan. 13: A Pak­istani court has is­sued a no­tice to Prime Min­is­ter Shahid Khaqan Ab­basi for al­legedly mak­ing an anti- ju­di­ciary speech in which he termed the Panama pa­pers verdict a “piece of trash”, ac­cord­ing to a me­dia re­port.

Ad­vo­cate Azhar Siddiqi filed the pe­ti­tion in the La­hore High Court, stat­ing that Ab­basi’s com­ments on the judge­ment amounts to com­mit­ting con­tempt of court, Dawn News re­ported.

Pre­sent­ing his case in the court of Jus­tice Shahid Ka­reem, the pe­ti­tioner said that by mak­ing such an in­flam­ma­tory state­ment, Mr Ab­basi was try­ing to make the ju­di­ciary con­tro­ver­sial.

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