CJ takes suo motu notice of arrest warrant for LHC judge
ISLAMABAD—Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali Wednesday took suo motu notice on the media report contending that Federal Ombudsperson for protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace Yasmin Abbasi issued an arrest warrant for Lahore High Court’s senior judge Syed Mansoor Ali Shah a day after she tendered an unconditional apology to the judge.
According to a press release, the chief justice has suspended of money-laundering in 2005, the purported order of but skipped bail by disguis- ombudspersonYasminAbbasi ing himself as a woman. highlighted in the news story.
Alamieyeseigha, who Justice Shah had dischargedcontemptofcourtproceedings died in Nigeria in October, left behind “his bank ac- against Abbasi after count and fixed assets, she appeared in the judge’s which Britain is prepared to chamber along with Attorney hand over to us. This is what General of Pakistan and Inspector I’m asking for,” Buhari General of Police, said.—AFP Islamabad, and tendered an unconditional apology over ‘contemptuous remarks’.
It said the chief justice has directed the office to fix the case in court for May 17 with notices to the ombudsperson for her personal appearance and attorney general of Pakistan.
Abbasi states that she did not tender any unconditional apology to the judge but she was made to sign a statement prepared by the attorney general under an atmosphere of extreme duress .