Pakistan: LHC accepts apology from Multan lawyer

March 27, 2018

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A Lahore High Court (LHC) larger bench accepted on Monday unconditional apology of former president of the Multan High Court Bar Association Sher Zaman Qureshi and discharged contempt proceeding pending against him.

On the previous hearing, Mr Qureshi had appeared before the bench, headed by Chief Justice Muhammad Yawar Ali, for the first time since a bench headed by his predecessor, Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, had initiated the proceedings against him and another lawyer last year. Both lawyers tendered their unconditional apology, which the bench accepted on Monday and discharged the contempt proceedings.

The former chief justice had initiated contempt proceedings against Qureshi and advocate Syed Qaiser Abbas Kazmi for misbehaving a judge at the Multan seat, obstructing judicial work and ransacking the court premises during an incident took place on July 24, 2017. They had also ripped off name plate of the judge.

Mr Qureshi never appeared before the court rather his supporters held protests on each hearing of the case against then chief justice Shah.


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