Fawad Chaudhry says he has excused himself from attending convention when informed it should conclude with “an absconder’s speech”
By Web Desk
November 21, 2021
Federal Minister for Information and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday mentioned that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif concluding the Asma Jahangir Conference is “tantamount to mocking the country and the constitution”, as he introduced to have turned down the invitation to attend the occasion.
The federal minister, in a Tweet, acknowledged the explanation for excusing himself from attending the occasion held in Lahore to recollect late human rights activist and trailblazing lawyer Asma Jahangir, calling the PML-N supremo “an absconder”.
“I had been invited at Asma Jahangir Conference today. I was told that the conference will conclude with the speech of an absconder,” Fawad wrote.
Earlier, Fawad had termed that the convention’s conclusion with Nawaz’s speech “a contempt of judges and judiciary”.
“Conference addressed by CJP and senior judges is concluding with speech by an absconder. It’s nothing but contempt of judges and the judiciary,” Chaudhry tweeted.
He additional mentioned that he has suggested the Supreme Court Bar Association to “remain neutral”.
“Advised SCBA that they should remain neutral, only then lawyers can contribute!” he wrote.
‘We respect the federal government’s viewpoint’
Supreme Court Bar Association President Ahsan Bhoon whereas talking in Geo News programme “Naya Pakistan” mentioned that there have been 20-25 classes within the convention and each session had a unique matter.
He mentioned that neither the judges knew who was going to handle the convention and “nor was there a need” to inform them.
“Fawad Chaudhry was invited as a special guest on a session on Afghan issues but he didn’t show up,” mentioned Bhoon.
“We respect the government’s point of view. We also have our own point of view,” he added.
CJP delivers fiery handle on first day
Yesterday marked the primary day of the convention, with Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed delivering a fiery speech through the occasion.
The high choose appeared to lose his endurance at sustained allegations of partiality in opposition to the judiciary, stressing that his courtroom has by no means accepted stress from anybody, nor will it ever achieve this.
Responding to a speech by veteran lawyer Ali Ahmed Kurd, through which Kurd had accused the courts of not working independently, the highest choose lashed again: “I have never [taken dictation from] any institution and have never been under pressure from anyone.”
“No one has ever told me what judgement I need to hand down and no one has dared to dictate me on my orders,” the nation’s high choose mentioned.
“No matter how many cases have come before me, I have never made a decision at the behest of anyone,” he mentioned.
“No one has interfered in my work — I have made my decisions according to my understanding and as per the Constitution and law.”
Seemingly making an oblique reference to the latest controversy involving former chief justice Saqib Nisar and ex-chief choose of Gilgit-Baltistan Rana Shamim, CJP Gulzar Ahmed mentioned, “I have not taken anyone’s dictation till today and my fellow judges follow the same conduct. No one can say that I have taken dictation.”
The visibly indignant choose insisted that the courts have been working in accordance with the legislation and that Supreme Court judges have been striving to serve justice to the folks.
“When decisions are handed down, some people say they are right and some say they are wrong. These are the people’s opinions and they have the right to hold them. Everyone has their own opinion and perspective, and it must be respected.”
“This is the beauty of the judiciary and democracy and we will follow it,” he said. “Nobody can dare cease us.”
However, variations of opinion don’t enable any get together to accuse the courts of being below stress, the apex courtroom choose underlined.