ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Tuesday Issues show-cause notices on all parties in a case pertaining to the serious allegations levelled against former chief justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar by the ex-chief justice of Gilgit-Baltistan Justice (R) Rana Shamim.
Senior journalist Ansar Abbasi, author of the news report that carried Shamim’s remarks, appeared before the court. Attorney-General Khalid Javed Khan and Islamabad Advocate-General Niazullah Niazi were also present in court.
Justice Minallah said that Abbasi’s report has challenged the sanctity of the court, saying that it was necessary to restore people’s faith in the judiciary.
Justice Athar Minallah stated that there was a difference between social media and traditional media, saying social media did not follow a set editorial policy, while a newspaper did.
The IHC said that Abbasi and Shamim must present evidence before the court. The court has directed the respondents to submit their replies within seven days.