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 .

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