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Firdous Ashiq Awan severed with contempt of court notice

Federal minister has been directed to appear before the Islamabad High Court in person at 9 am on 1st November.

Firdous Ashiq Awan Severed with Contempt of Court Notice
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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued a show-cause notice to Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan for contempt of court on Wednesday.

According to a notification issued by the IHC, Awan while conducting a press conference criticized the institution of the judiciary and stated that bail granting to Nawaz Sharif will open a floodgate of similar requests by prisoners suffering from various diseases.

“While maligning the honourable courts went to say that the case of the accused [Nawaz] was heard during the evening ‘as a special dispensation’,” the notice read.

The statement further added that Awan “made an attempt to scandalize the court in the eyes of the public, thereby, tried to lower the esteem of the judiciary.”

“The contents of your [Awan’s] statement was ‘unwarranted’ for a spokesperson of the federal government,” it said. “The above act of yours prima-facie attracts a penal action against you under the Contempt of Court Ordinance 2003.”

Federal minister has been directed to appear before the high court in person at 9 am on 1sr November.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.