IHC adjourns hearing on Mazari’s plea against Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court Thursday adjourned hearing of the case of PTI leader Shireen Mazari against Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif for one week.

Justice Athar Minallah heard the Mazari’s plea against Khawaja Asif for using unparliamentary language against her on the floor of the National Assembly.

During the proceeding of the case, the bench directed the petitioner to give arguments on legal points on next date of hearing whether the matters related to the Parliamentary proceeding could be discussed in court or not?

However, he observed that the court could interfere the matters where violation of basic rights of any one is reported.

Petitioner’s counsel Barrister Shoaib Razzaq argued that it was a matter of defamation and his client was personally targeted by the Defence Minister.

Dr. Shireen Mazari, in her petition, alleged that Khawaja Asif had used unparliamentary language against her during the National Assembly session on June 8, 2016 and prayed the court to direct the Speaker National Assembly to forward a reference to the Election Commission of Pakistan for the minister’s disqualification.

The court adjourned the hearing of the case for one week. –APP