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Nawaz’s speech at Asma Jahangir conference contempt of judiciary: Fawad

Fawad advises SCBA to remain 'neutral'. (Source: APP)

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday asserted that the conclusion of the Asma Jahangir conference with former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif’s speech was “a contempt of judges and judiciary”.

The minister made the remarks through his official Twitter handle, following the third Asma Jahangir Conference held on Saturday, which was addressed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) and other senior judges.

“Conference addressed by CJP and senior judges are concluding with speech by an absconder [Nawaz Sharif]. It’s nothing but a contempt of judges and the judiciary,” Chaudhry tweeted.

The federal minister later said that he was also invited to give a speech at the conference but after learning that an “accused fugitive” was concluding the speeches, he turned down the invitation.

 

Fawad went on to say that inviting Nawaz Sharif to make a speech at Asma Jahangir Conference is “tantamount to mocking the country and the constitution”, therefore he has excused himself from attending the conference.

He further said that he has advised the Supreme Court Bar Association to “remain neutral”. “Advised SCBA that they should remain neutral, only then lawyers can contribute!” he wrote.

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