SC indicts prayer chief on contempt costs in threats to Justice Isa case

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday indicted prayer chief Maulvi Iftikhar-ud-Din Mirza for contempt of courtroom for utilizing derogatory, contemptuous and scandalous language towards the judges in a video that went viral final month, giving him per week to reply within the case.   A listening to was held by a bench on the Supreme Court presided over by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed throughout which Mirza unconditionally apologised to the courtroom, saying that he was ashamed of his remarks. “I ask forgiveness from you as a Muslim,” he stated. “I apologise for my statements in the video.”Mirza stated that he had no information of the modifying and importing of the video. The chief justice, in return, expressed anger on the derogatory language used within the video. “This is not a case of forgiveness. You cannot mock the judiciary, in this way, Pakistan’s entire system will fail,” he remarked. “You were using such [derogatory] language from the Minbar of a mosque, the kind that even an illiterate person wouldn’t use,” he added. The bench stated that it was not happy with the written responses submitted by Mirza in earlier hearings of the case both. CJP takes discover of threats to Justice Isa in viral videoLast month, Justice Gulzar Ahmed took discover of a video clip containing derogatory and scandalous language towards Justice Qazi Faez Isa.The video contained derogatory, contemptuous and scandalous language towards the establishment of the judiciary and the honourable judges, learn an announcement from the apex courtroom. On July 2, throughout a listening to of the case, Mirza’s lawyer instructed the courtroom that his consumer has apologised unconditionally for utilizing the derogatory language. “The words which were used, can they be used (against judiciary)? How can we accept an apology in such a case?” Justice Ahsan had remarked.Justice Ahsan had additional stated that based on the lawyer common, the case of terrorism and prison costs might be included towards Mirza, including that there isn’t any level in submitting a written apology.During the case’s proceedings, the chief justice had instructed Mirza’s lawyer that his consumer must be despatched to jail for six months. “You (lawyer) seem to be unaware of the seriousness of the case, you are taking it too lightly,” he had said.To which, the lawyer had argued that his client is a heart patient and the court should take this into consideration.“So what can we do? He (Mirza) should have kept his tongue in check, in this case there is nothing that can be done regarding mercy,” the chief justice had remarked.

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