Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued a show-cause notice to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s special assistant Firdous Ashiq Awan for uttering disrespectful remarks towards courts order on the Bail grant of Nawaz Sharif. IHC has called in Firdous Ashiq Awan on 1st November 9 AM sharp.
Firdous Ashiq Awan received show-cause notice by IHC in which it is clearly stated that during a press conference she stated
Bail granting order of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will open a floodgate of similar requests by prisoners suffering from various diseases.
Show-cause notice further states that
- That you (Firdous Ashiq Awan) while maligning the honorable court went on to say that case of the accused (Nawaz Sharif) was heard during the evening “as a special dispensation.
- You (Firdous Ashiq Awan) Made an attempt to scandalize the court in the eyes of public, thereby, tried to lower the self esteem of the judiciary.
- The contents of your (Firdous Asiq Awan) press conference about the court were unwarranted for a spokesperson of Federal government
- The above act of yours (Firdous Asiq Awan) prima-facie attract a penal action against you under the Contempt of Court Ordinance 2003