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January 30, 2015

All requiremnets of justice to be fulfilled: judge


January 30, 2015

ISLAMABAD: While hearing the defamation case of former chief justice (CJ) of Supreme Court Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary against Imran Khan, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Session Judge Islamabad Nazir Ahmed Gajana has said court will take care of all the aspects of the case to give justice.
Session judge said both the parties would be given full chance to present their points of view.Lawyer of former CJ, former president Lahore High Court Rawalpindi Bench Sheikh Ahsanuddin objected in the court that Dr Babar Awan should not be the lawyer of Imran Khan because inquiry was held against him on the order of former CJ and his licence was also suspended on contempt of court.
In reply Dr Babar Awan said that this point was not valid as the same point was raised in High Court many times but the court rejected this point. He said in the case of formerpresident Pervez Musharraf same point was raised but court rejected the objection.
“Rule 10 says that all the citizens have right to hire lawyers of their own will and this is not possible that petitioner should not be given right to hire lawyer of his own will,” he said. Sheikh Ahsanuddin said they were ready to discuss this point under the law and would give all the references.
Dr Babar Awan said they needed at least 8 to 10 weeks to present complete documents in the court. He said Imran Khan didn’t get justice from the court that’s why he came on the roads. Many other political leaders also said same about the rigging in election but why only Imran Khan received defamation notice, he added.
He said that the court must review what happened in the case of Arsalan Iftikhar whereas former CJ had said while holding Holy Quran that justice would be seen but he question the court if really the justice was dispensed.
On these comments lawyer of former CJ Sheikh Ahsanuddin said if Arsalan Iftikhar case would come under the discussion, these points would also be raised as to who was the traitor in

the party, discussion would be held on Nandipur project and corruption of former president Asif Ali Zardari would also come under discussion and they would also bring those documents.
Sheikh Ahsanuddin requested the court that according to the law decision of this case must come within 3 months. Dr Babar Awan said law also said that decision of terrorism case should come within 10 days adding that law also said that the case came first should be heard first as Imran Khan case against federal Minister Khawaja Asif had been pending for the last 2 years. He said the time had gone when the decisions were given on the settlement with the both the parties and now justice had to be given.
In his reply Sheikh Ahsanuddin said that the court should bound lawyer of Imran Khan that he shouldn’t use slang language otherwise they would also use the same language in the court. On this, the court said both the parties should listen to each other with patience.
The court directed Sheikh Ahsanuddin to submit objection to the point that Dr Babar Awan shouldn’t be a lawyer in this case under the code of conduct. The court adjourned the hearing of the case till February 14.
Talking to mediapersons outside the court, Dr Babar Awan said defamation notice was sent to only Imran Khan whereas what he (Imran) said was also said by Asif Zardari and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi. Former CJ wanted to do politics from the shoulder of the courts, he said.
“We are also looking for the forum where we can present all the documents about the rigging in general elections 2013 before the nation and now God has given us this chance,” he said and added, “We will also reveal the corruption of Arsalan Iftikhar at this forum.It is pertinent to mention here that former CJ Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry filed a Rs20 billion defamation suit against PTI chief Imran Khan.

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