ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People’s Congress (PBC) has expressed ‘shock’ over the Supreme Court’s directions to PTI chief Imran Khan’s two lawyers, asking them to answer the government’s allegations against them. government they have violated their duty for party shooters who did not reach D-Chowk in May. 25.
In a statement issued on Saturday, PBC Deputy Chairman Hafeezur Rehman Chaudhry and its Executive Committee Chairman Pir Mohammad Masood Chishti expressed dismay at the fact that the advisers – Babar Awan and Faisal Fareed – came forward. before the high court on May 25 to help “to the best. for their experience and ability in very unusual situations”.
The PBC said the council, the main body of the legal profession, had appealed to the Supreme Court to withdraw this requirement for filing a reply.
The Islamabad High Court said Awan and Fareed were not parties to the case and had not waived their powers of attorney or employment.
In its October 26 order, the apex court sought PTI’s response to the government’s allegation of violation of duties.
Lawyers across the country were deeply concerned about legal independence and the role of lawyers in the justice system, which they said had made it difficult for them to give advice to lawyers.
In its order dated October 26, the Supreme Court asked Awan and Fareed to file their respective responses to the charges leveled by Deputy Attorney General Chaudhry Aamir Rehman based on the information provided. by written responses submitted on or before October 31. will be fixed again next week.
In the order, the high court said Mr. Rehman, in reference to its orders of May 25 and May 26, pointed out that the proceedings for the meeting were submitted by two counsels for the former PTI leader and Imran Khan for conducting the party meeting. in the land between H-9 and G-9 sectors of Islamabad.
The agencies said that the event will not be affected by the Srinagar Highway or roadblocks; there will be no problem with the general public or citizens; and the assembly will be conducted in a peaceful and lawful manner without damage to public or private property.
The order said that the additional attorney general has read out in the court the information from the reports submitted by the Islamabad Capital Territory, Intelligence Bureau and Inter-Services Intelligence and said that the persons who had committed the acts and the person who given to them. is the same offense specified in Section 3 read with Section 2(a) of the Court Disqualification Act, 2003.
Mr Rehman demanded that contempt proceedings be initiated against Imran Khan and the two advisers “for their role and responsibilities as instruments”.
Published in Video, October 30, 2022