After having an exchange of harsh words between Justice Athar Saeed and former law minister Babar Awan, the latter said he himself will contest the contempt of court case.

Speaking to the media he observed, “One sided proceeding is taking place against me and now I, myself, will fight the contempt of court case against me”.

A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising Justice Aijaz Afzal and Athar Saeed resumed the hearing of contempt case against Babar Awan. The altercation took place when Justice Saeed asked Babar Awan to sit down and to not dictate the court.

Senator Babar Awan remarked during course of hearing, “One sided proceeding is going on against me. Me and my lawyer are not being given chance to speak. I suspend the license of my lawyer and now I will face my case”.

Upon which, Justice Aijaz Afzal said that there was a proper way and behavior to address the court. Addressing to the counsel for Babar Awan, the judge asked him to make his client understand that what the ways to behave in the court rooms are.

Ali Zafar, the lawyer representing Awan replied that his client want to present his arguments in his self defencne.  On which, the judge noted, “Babar Awan is a Senator and a lawyer and we will completely listen to him”.

Earlier, Babar Awan had contended before the apex court that he did not want his trial on contempt charges based on submission of single evidence, like in the case of Pakistani neuroscientist Dr Aafia Siddiqui in the United States (US).

On this, the bench had stopped him for drawing a parallel between his contempt of court trial and Dr Aafia’s case.

The former law minister is facing contempt of court charge for his media taunt against the apex court.

While addressing a news conference, Babar Awan had severely criticized the superior judiciary on December 01, 2011 after the Supreme Court ordered an inquiry into the memogate scandal under the supervision of Tariq Khosa.

Being a brother of Mr. Khosa, Awan attacked a sitting judge of the apex court in the press briefing.

The apex court had indicted him of the contempt charges, saying that Babar Awan had committed contempt by ridiculing the superior judiciary.

2 COMMENTS

  1. OH MUSLIMS DO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING THINGS IMMEDIATELY: BREAK AAFIA
    SIDDIQUI OUT BY FORCE FROM CARSWELL PRISON IN FORT WORTH PRISON, SEARCH
    FOR, LOCATE AND RESCUE HER SON SULEYMAN WHO IS NOW NINE OR TEN, PUNISH
    ALL THOSE WITH THE MOST BRUTAL DEATHS IN HISTORY WHO EVEN REMOTELY
    PERSECUTED HER AND HER FAMILY, DO THE SAME FOR ALL OF HUMANITY’S
    ENTRAPPED, RE-ESTABLISH THE GLOBAL CALIPHATE, RULE BY THE SHARIAH,
    SPREAD JUSTICE THE WAY INJUSTICE IS SPREAD, OBLITERATE POVERTY, PUNISH
    THE AGGRESSORS AND COMPENSATE THE VICTIMS (EVEN RETROACTIVELY), WAGE
    JIHAD AGAINST THE DISBELIEVERS UNTIL THEY ARE SUBDUED, ANNIHILATE THE
    JEWISH PRESENCE IN PALESTINE! THERE IS NONE WORTHY OF WORSHIP EXCEPT
    ALLAH AND MUHAMMAD IS THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH (UPON WHOM BE PEACE).

  2. OH MUSLIMS DO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING THINGS IMMEDIATELY: BREAK AAFIA SIDDIQUI OUT BY FORCE FROM CARSWELL PRISON IN FORT WORTH PRISON, SEARCH FOR, LOCATE AND RESCUE HER SON SULEYMAN WHO IS NOW NINE OR TEN, PUNISH ALL THOSE WITH THE MOST BRUTAL DEATHS IN HISTORY WHO EVEN REMOTELY PERSECUTED HER AND HER FAMILY, DO THE SAME FOR ALL OF HUMANITY’S ENTRAPPED, RE-ESTABLISH THE GLOBAL CALIPHATE, RULE BY THE SHARIAH, SPREAD JUSTICE THE WAY INJUSTICE IS SPREAD, OBLITERATE POVERTY, PUNISH THE AGGRESSORS AND COMPENSATE THE VICTIMS (EVEN RETROACTIVELY), WAGE JIHAD AGAINST THE DISBELIEVERS UNTIL THEY ARE SUBDUED, ANNIHILATE THE JEWISH PRESENCE IN PALESTINE! THERE IS NONE WORTHY OF WORSHIP EXCEPT
    ALLAH AND MUHAMMAD IS THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH (UPON WHOM BE PEACE).

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