Contempt case: Ahsan Iqbal tenders unconditional apology

Contempt case: Ahsan Iqbal tenders unconditional apology

Lahore (Staff Report/Agencies): Former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal on Friday tendered an unconditional apology in the Lahore High Court (LHC).

A three-member bench headed by Justice Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi resumed the hearing of the case.

“Your detailed answer does not contain the words required for an apology,” remarked Justice Naqvi as he addressed Iqbal.

“I respect the judiciary. I apologise to the court unconditionally,” the former minister replied.

Addressing a ceremony in Islamabad, the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz leader expressed that the top judge should substantiate his claims regarding his involvement in the appointment of Chancellor of Lahore College for Woman University (LCWU) Dr Uzma Qureshi.

“The CJP has no right to mock and insult us. Enough is enough,” Iqbal stated.

He also requested the CJP to have a big heart and not get agitated by minuscule issues.

The CJP had dismissed LCWU vice-chancellor Dr Uzma Quraishi as she was appointed to the post without merit.