ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) rejected a petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s leader Dr Shireen Mazari against Defence Minister Khawaja Asif for calling her ‘Tractor Trolley’ in the National Assembly, Aaj News reported.
Justice Athar Minallah heard Dr Mazari’s petition against Asif for using un-parliamentary language against her on the floor of the National Assembly. “The petitioner has not been able to prove anything. The judiciary can not interfere in parliamentary affairs,” the judge said.
Dr Mazari’s counsel, Shoaib Razzaq, argued in the last hearing that the case was a matter of defamation, and his client was personally targeted by the minister.
However, Justice Minallah remarked that Asif’s remarks about Mazari were a part of parliamentary proceedings, which the judiciary does not interfere in.
On June 8 Khawaja Asif called Shireen Mazari a “tractor trolley” while she interrupted him as he addressed the assembly.