Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Former Attorney General of Pakistan Anwar Mansoor Khan has written a letter to Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial, urging for action against PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz for “scandalising courts and personalised criticism of judges”.
“It is very unusual for me to write such letters but as a very senior counsel/advocate, considering myself a part of the judicial system and administration of justice, I feel it my duty to place before you the fact that occurred on 23rd of February, 2023 at Sargodha," said Khan in his letter to the CJP. "Our judiciary is our pride and honour, which we are bound to protect, wherefore I am compelled to pen this letter,” he added.
The senior lawyer said that he had no grudge nor any personal enmity against Maryam Nawaz, but the PML-N leader made Feb 23 speech “with a view to rouse their sentiments against the judges and the Supreme Court purposely, with obvious motivated intent, with a view to criticize and bring the Supreme Court as also individual judges to disrepute, with improper motives and imputing them without authority, proof or document, amounts to scandalizing the court as also the judges through personal criticism”.
The senior advocate said the “purposive act of Maryam, shows a clear intent, which amounts to or has the effect of obstructing the administration of justice. Such actions on part of any public figure, is in fact an attack on the judiciary and its independence”.