Asma Jahangir denounces SCBA show cause notice to DAG

Says the manner in which the notice has been issued shows bigotry.


Umer Farooq July 16, 2012

PESHAWAR: The former president of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Asma Jahangir has denounced the SCBA for issuing a show cause notice to the Deputy Attorney General Khurshid Khan for allegedly defaming Pakistan in India.

Khurshid was served a show cause notice for allegedly defaming the country after he was found polishing shoes outside places of worship in India.

Khurshid had been accompanying a 200-member delegation visiting India in March this year. On July 14, the notice was issued by SCBA’s President Yaseem Azad.

Asma Jahangir told The Express Tribune that she did neither condemned nor appreciated the act of polishing shoes outside places of worship, but the she condemned serving Khurshid with a show cause notice by the SCBA.

“This is the Pakistan Bar Council, the supreme body, to issue the notice and not the SCBA,” Jahangir said adding notices should have been issued to those who failed to reach to official functions and meetings in time.

“The notice has been issued in a manner that is bigotry. Why did they (SCBA) not issue notices to those who scuffled over choosing which vehicle to travel in inside India,” Jahangir said, questioning the decision and that some members of the delegation who had fought over which vehicle to travel in that had defamed the country, not Khurshid’s act of polishing shoes outside worship places.

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COMMENTS (9)

Sunny | 8 years ago | Reply

Hats off to Mr Khurshid Khan !! he has made me a proud pakistani today .. thanks to Ms Asma Jahangir for showing solidarity with Such a Great man ,

Sunny | 8 years ago | Reply

@ Syed Hamid Ahmed,

Loved your comment !! I wish whole pakistan was like u !! Hats Off to you

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