Sarina Isa strikes SC to provoke contempt proceedings towards Fawad Chaudhry over ‘extremely offensive’ tweet
Supreme Courtroom Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s spouse Sarina Isa on Monday filed an utility within the apex court docket for initiating contempt of court docket proceedings towards Minister For Science and Expertise Chaudhry Fawad Hussain over a “extremely offensive” tweet.
In a tweet earlier this week, Hussain had mentioned that he had been “listening to the speeches of an undertrial choose (Justice Isa) of the Supreme Courtroom for per week. If [I] reply, then lectures will begin [ranging from] we’re saddened to we have now been insulted.
“Sir, should you too are keen on politics like your godfather Iftikhar Chaudhry (former chief justice of Pakistan), then resign and contest elections for the councillor. You’ll get to learn about each [your] recognition and acceptance,” Hussain had additional mentioned.
In her petition, Sarina mentioned Hussain via his tweet had “confirmed that secret cameras have been put in within the courtroom as a result of he was listening to all that occurred in [it], regardless of by no means having as soon as attended a single listening to”.
She contended that her husband was nonetheless a choose of the Supreme Courtroom and never an “undertrial prisoner”, including that by referring to Justice Isa as an undertrial choose, the federal minister had “dedicated contempt of this court docket and of a sitting choose of this court docket”.
She additionally referred to Hussain’s use of the phrase godfather in his tweet, saying that it was a time period used for felony syndicates and mafia bosses and was thus “extremely offensive to the dignity and respect of this honourable court docket [and] constitutes gross contempt”.
“Ch Fawad Hussain has violated his ministerial oath of workplace, the Structure of Pakistan, mocked and ridiculed this honourable court docket’s former chief justice, a sitting choose of the Supreme Courtroom and dedicated contempt of this honourable court docket,” the petition acknowledged.
“If judges of the best court docket of Pakistan are humiliated, disrespected and abused on this method by a federal minister, then the Twitter brigade at their command and the combatants of the fifth era warfare do a lot worse,” it added.
Sarina mentioned that Hussain had “inspired a barrage of assaults towards Justice Isa” and he and others within the authorities needed Justice Isa “to not maintain his authorities accountable”.
She added that the minister’s tweets “current an illiberal and autocratic authorities and the picture of a powerless Supreme Courtroom, which has severe repercussions and undermines the independence and credibility of this honourable court docket”.
Sarina requested the court docket to provoke contempt of court docket proceedings towards Hussain, punish him appropriately, take away him from workplace and direct him to close down his Twitter account.