Vawda challenges SC judge to prove ‘proxy’ remarks

Senator asserted that he did not say anything controversial


News Desk May 18, 2024
Former federal minister Faisal Vawda. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

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ISLAMABAD:

Senator Faisal Vawda said on Friday that he was dubbed ‘proxy’ by the Supreme Court judge and now he would have to prove the charge.

Speaking to a private channel, Vawda said, “I thank Almighty Allah that I would appear before the honest chief justice and his respected bench,” adding he will present his standpoint in the Supreme Court. He praised the court for giving him a chance to present his stance.

He said he always respected the chief justice and went against the cabinet when a malicious campaign was launched against him.

Referring to his recent press conference, he said he did not mention anyone by name but made general remarks.

In response to a question, Vawda asserted that he did not say anything controversial and emphasized that he was an aggrieved party.

He claimed that the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had punished him twice for a crime he did not commit.

Vawda also mentioned that Supreme Court Judge Athar Minallah labeled him a ‘proxy’ and insisted that the judge now has to prove this allegation. He declared that he is ready to die but will not retreat.

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