Jour­nal­ist should do what his job is: IHC

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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.

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