Contempt charges: Awan tenders unconditional apology

The Supreme Court, all set to indict Awan, resumes the hearing of the contempt case against him.


Web Desk April 10, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The counsel for former law minister Senator Babar Awan filed an apology letter in the Registrar Office of the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

In the apology letter submitted through Advocate Ali Zafar, Awan has tendered an unconditional apology to the Supreme Court and specifically, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa.

A two-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal, all set to indict Awan, resumed the hearing of the contempt case against him.

Justice Afzal observed that Awan will first be indicted and then the Supreme Court will think about the apology letter submitted by him.

The court expressed dissatisfaction over Awan's absence in the hearing and said that today's hearing date was decided after Awan's earlier request.

Earlier, Advocate Zafar submitted an application in the apex court contending that Awan will be undergoing medical checkups in India till April 17 and hence should be exempted on the medical grounds from appearing before the court.

Contempt of court adjudication was initiated by the Supreme Court after Awan criticized an apex court verdict handed down on December 1, 2011, pertaining to the formation of a judicial commission to probe the Memogate scandal.

COMMENTS (25)

Ahmer Ali | 9 years ago | Reply

Wow what the policy of PPP's officials/representatives that first contempt and disobey Supreme Court's decisions and when you see that you are going to disqualify then submit apology application and announce before the nation thru media that we always obey,follow and respect Supreme Court's and its decisions.

Asif Butt | 9 years ago | Reply

@dpd:

Although Awan has dramatic motives , but it can not be denied that Indian doctors have a good international reputation and India is rich with various alternative medicine cures.

So it aint bad for someone to explore the medical options in India .

( b.t.w I'm NOT an Indian )

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