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IHC to initiate contempt of court procedings over social media campaign against Justice Babar Sattar

By News Desk

May 6, 2024 10:38 PM


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Islamabad High Court has decided to initiate contempt of court proceedings against those who have launched social media campaign against Justice Babar Sattar, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.  

According to sources, Justice Babar wrote a letter to Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Aamir Farooq regarding the social media campaign against him.

Taking immediate action on the letter, Islamabad High Court (IHC) decided to convert Justice Babar Sattar’s letter into contempt of court case and will take up the case on Tuesday (tomorrow).

The sources said that a bench will be constituted tomorrow by assigning a diary number to the case.

 Earlier on April 28, the Islamabad High Court clarified that one of its judges Justice Babar Sattar does not hold dual nationality, amid a ‘malicious’ social media campaign against him after a letter was written to the Supreme Judicial Council.

“Justice Babar Sattar has never had any nationality other than that of Pakistan,” said a press release from the Islamabad High Court.

The statement was issued after a social media campaign against the judge which the high court described as “false, malicious and contemptuous”.

As part of the campaign, the confidential information has been posted and reposted on social media, including travel documents of the judge, his wife and children, accompanied by “untruthful” allegations, and details of his properties provided in his tax returns.

The campaign started against the backdrop of a letter from six IHC judges to the five members of the Supreme Judicial Council. Justice Sattar was one of the judges who signed the letter.

 


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