No contempt of court takes place the court’s decisions are criticized through political statements: IHC


Islamabad High Court (IHC) has rejected contempt of court plea against PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry declaring it non maintainable.

The case came up for hearing before single bench of IHC led by justice Babar Sattar Tuesday.

At the inception of hearing justice Babar Sattar inquired from the counsel of the petitioner what such thing Fawad Chaudhry has said that contempt of court proceeding should be initiated against him.

The counsel for the petitioner told the court that Fawad Chaudhry gave insulting statement against additional sessions judge Zeba Chaudhry. Criminal contempt of court proceedings should be initiated against Fawad Chaudhy

Justice Babar Sattar remarked here the court’s decisions are criticized daily. If we initiate contempt of court proceedings on such statements then how the other works will be done. Should we continue to do this job the whole day long. The contempt of court proceedings can be launched on two types of statements. .No contempt of court is committed if court’s decisions are criticized through political statements What case you are referring is pending hearing before larger bench.

The court dismissed the contempt of court petition against Fawad Chaudhy declaring it non maintainable.