The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) high court disqualified Sardar Tanveer Ilyas as prime minister, making him the first premier in the region to be disqualified for contempt of court. This was a significant development.
After Ilyas was summoned to AJK’s supreme court and high court for using a “threatening tone” in one of his speeches, the high court made its decision.
As he appeared before the high court earlier in the day, PM Ilyas was greeted warmly by PTI members. The case was heard by a full bench led by Justice Sadaqat Hussain Raja. The videos with the prime minister played during the hearing.
“I apologise unconditionally if any of my words hurt the judge,” AJK PM Ilyas said to the court during the hearing.
Afterward, the AJK chief was condemned till the ascending of the court.
The full seat of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) High Court had brought Ilyas today in a disdain notice taken on his discourse at a public gathering.
An order issued here by the two-member bench regarding a newspaper clipping that cited the prime minister’s speech stated that the decision was made during a meeting of the judges, who noted that the prime minister’s overall behavior was distasteful.
آزاد کشمیر ہائیکورٹ فل کورٹ کا بڑا فیصلہ توہین عدالت کا الزام وزیر اعظم آزاد کشمیر کو فارغ کردیا اسمبلی رکنیت سے بھی فارغ یہ ہوتی ہے یہ ہوتی ہے سزا توہین عدالت کی PPP وزیر اعظم یوسف رضا گیلانی سب سے پہلے توہین عدالت سے فارغ ہوئے آج PTI کا وزیر اعظم فارغ ہوگیا کیا اب توہین عدالت… pic.twitter.com/W5czP88rmJ
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A day earlier, Ilyas had criticized the court-issued stay orders, claiming that the practice was affecting the government’s performance. He added that while the stay orders were only for a short period of time and needed to be resolved within days, they lasted for years.
Important is respecting court decisions: Fawad
PTI Senior VP Fawad Chaudhry said that it is essential to regard the choices of the court whether it is the top state leader of Pakistan or AJK as the nation can’t run by obliterating the legal framework.
“AJK state head ought to delicate an expression of remorse to the court,” said Fawad, trusting that the High Court would give him help.