Journalist should do what his job is: IHC
ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) has remarked “journalist job is to write in newspaper.
The court further remarked journalist has his own job and he should do what is his job.
IHC has taken notice of filing of petitions repeatedly by journalist Farrukh Bhatti.
Chief Justice (CJ) IHC Athar Minallah while expressing annoyance over filing petitions repeatedly by the journalist Farrukh Bhatti against the officers of CDA inquired who is this petitioner and how many petitions have been filed by him.
The petitioner has challenged the appointment of officers in CDA.
The court stopped the counsel for petitioner to give arguments when he tried to do so.
The court remarked “the job of journalist is to write in news paper. How many petitions are pending hearing in his name. It seems as if about one dozen petitions by him are pending hearing in this court. Appeals and civil matters are pending hearing here. Should we not hear them first of all.
The court remarked what is interest of the petitioner with reference to CDA officers. Journalist has his own job and he should do his job. Tell us as to why we should hear the petitions of this petitioner. Should we not deal with the cases which are already pending hearing . We want help from competent lawyers like you and bar in ending pendency of cases.
The court observed “we have accepted one petition of this petitioner. But why do these all come against CDA.
The court directed defense counsel “the journalist should be made understand that he should use his own forum as journalist rather than filing petitions in the court.