ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on Wednesday ordered the relevant authorities to present former Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) senator Faisal Raza Abidi before the court over ‘contempt of court’, Aaj News reported.
According to reports, a three member bench while hearing the contempt of court case against former senator furiously asked the concerned authorities to present him before the court in the next hearing. The apex court had issued a notice to Abidi over his alleged use of derogatory language against the judiciary on a private television channel a few days ago.
Chief Justice Nisar remarked: “Had the channel not seen the programme before the show was aired?”. Accepting the wrong the lawyer of the private channel extended its apology for airing the content to which the court asked for submitting a proper reply.
The lawyer insisted that the channel while issuing an official apology has fired the anchorperson. CJP however lambasted the the explanation and said tha, “Is this how you apologise? You do a programme and then apologies. We don’t accept your apology.”
The court postponed the hearing till May 3rd and issued a notice to the private channel, directing them to submit a reply in 10 days.