IHC directs lawyers to file their replies within four weeks in contempt of court case


ISLAMABAD, March 11 (Online): Islamabad High Court (IHC) has directed the lawyers to file their replies within 4 weeks in contempt of court case.

Member Islamabad Bar Council Nasir Ahmad Kiani, former president Bar Zafar Khokhar, former president Islamabad Bar Navid Hayat Malik and others have also been directed to file their replies in contempt of court case.

Justice Amir Farooq of IHC took up the case for hearing Thursday.

Barrister Jahangir Jadoon appeared on behalf of Shaista Tabassum lawyer and Khalid Mehmood lawyer.

He told the court in his arguments that evidence be shown to them in respect of the allegations of contempt of court leveled against them . Contempt of court notice of similar nature has been sent to all.

Justice Amir Farooq remarked the matter has not come to him so far.

Barrister Jahangir Jadoon told the court we are gravely concerned that the lawyers were brought to court hand cuffed. They were insulted. Campaign was launched against us on social and electronic media. Our stance was not given there.

Justice Amir Farooq remarked some lawyers have filed reply and the remaining should also file their replies.

The court adjourned the hearing of the case for four weeks.