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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Laughter echoes in IHC with Judge’s Good to See You Comment

Laughter echoed in Islamabad High Court when Judge Justice Miangul Hasan Aurangzeb welcomed IG Islamabad Police with ‘Good to see you’ comments.

IHC Judge had summoned DC Islamabad and IG Islamabad Police Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan in the case of the arrest and detention of PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry. IHC Judge imitated Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Atta Bandial the way he had welcomed former Prime Minister Imran Khan in his court last week.  The IHC Judge’s welcome note triggered a burst of laughter in the courtroom.

On Monday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Atta Bandial provided an explanation regarding his comments ‘Good to See You, Khan Sahib’.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial clarified that his remark “Good to see you Imran Khan” carried no political implication. He made the remarks during the hearing of a civil case. Addressing lawyer Asghar Sabswari during the hearing of a civil case CJP Bandial stressed the importance of good manners.

CJP Bandial said that everyone deserves respect while lamenting that he was subjected to criticism for offering a simple greeting to former Prime Minister Imran Khan. He also added that ethics and morals are important for everyone.

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CJP Umar Ata Bandial became the target of much criticism, especially from the PDM-led coalition government after he welcomed Imran Khan to the Supreme Court for a hearing against his arrest.

Later, the federal cabinet held a meeting taking notice of the rioting incidents that erupted in Pakistan after Imran Khan’s arrest, and said that terrorism and anti-nationalism are not acceptable under any circumstances.

The meeting also strongly condemned the words of the chief justice including “Good to see you” and said that this expression of a person sitting on the highest seat of justice in a corruption case is a shameful blemish on the forehead of justice. Addressing the cabinet, PM Shehbaz disapproved of the “double standards of justice.”