In reaction to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretary-General Asad Umar’s remarks against the courts and judiciary on November 26, the Lahore High Court (LHC) summoned him to appear before the bench on Monday.
The appeal against the PTI leader’s comments against the judiciary was heard today by Justice Jawad Hassan of the LHC’s Rawalpindi bench.
Defendant was represented by Advocate Faisal Chaudhry, a deputy commissioner in Rawalpindi, and Chief Police Officer, who both attended in court.
The Honorable Justice Hassan stated throughout the proceedings that Umar “targeted” the courts and judges during his address on November 26.
At the rally on November 26, Asad Umar “scandalised the courts” and “used derogatory comments against the judiciary,” the court said.
Umar’s remarks, it was stated, will be examined first.
“Under Article 14 of the Constitution, no public official or institution shall be the subject of controversy. As stated in Article 204(B) of the Constitution, the court has the power to impose sanctions,” said Justice Hassan.
For the next hearing, he had the PTI leader appear in court, and he asked for a transcript of Umar’s speech to be played on video.
The hearing was postponed to December 7th by the judge later.