SC issues showcause notices to PPP leaders

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued show cause notices to former law minister Babar Awan and other leaders of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).

The notices were issued with regard to an allegedly insulting press conference addressed by Awan on the memo case.

Apart from Awan, notices were issued to Khurshid Shah, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, PPP’s Secretary Information Qamar Zaman Kaira and adviser to the prime minister, Farooq Awan, a younger brother of the former law minister.

The court directed all parties to submit their replies by Jan 13.

It is pertinent to note that on Dec 1, the Supreme Court had admitted petitions pertaining to the memo scandal for hearing. In reaction to that, the former minister had called a press conference where all individuals who have been issued the contempt notices were also present.