KARACHI: Justice Munib Akhtar of Sindh High Court (SHC) dismissed the application for alleged contempt of court which was filed by the lawyer of Naveed Shah, Faryal/Rinkle’s husband.
Fortifying an order passed by a division bench of SHC, Sindh and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police were directed to ensure the safety of the couple and ensure that they are presented before the Supreme Court of Pakistan in Islamabad on March 26.
Ghulam Qadir Jatoi advocate had filed a contempt plea against the Standing Committee of National Assembly on Human Rights, which had ordered that Faryal/Rinkle be produced before March 26. The lawyer had maintained that a bench of SHC on March 12 had ordered that Faryal/Rinkle will remain in the custody of Panah Shelter Home and nobody be allowed to meet her.
The bench had also given orders to present the subject before the apex court on March 26 as per the orders of the Chief Justice of Pakistan. Jatoi maintained that the interference of the NA committee to present Farya/Rinkle in court before the set date constitutes as contempt of court. He prayed to the court to take notice of the alleged contempt.
Justice Munib Akhtar dismissed the contempt application for having no ground.
As a precautionary measure, the bench also directed the police authorities ensure foolproof security of the subject and requested them to be extra careful about her security.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 22nd, 2012.