A petition of contempt of court has been filed against Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry. The application has been filed by the wife of Justice Qazi Faiz Esa, Serena Esa.
Chaudhry had been tweeting against the strict remarks of Justice Qazi Faiz Esa regarding the government on his official Twitter account for a few days. In his latest tweet, he had challenged Qazi Faiz Esa to shun the justice system and join politics. Adding that the electoral politics will be a litmus test of his popularity and acceptance among people.
“I have been listening to the speeches of an under-trial judge of the Supreme Court for a week now. The fight will be the measure of both popularity and acceptance,” said Fawad Chaudhry in a tweet.
ایک ہفتے سے سپریم کورٹ کے ایک انڈر ٹرائیل جج کی تقریریں سن رہے ہیں اگر جواب دیا تو دکھ ہوا سے توہین ہوگئ کے بھاشن آجائیں گے محترم اگر اپ کو بھی اپنے گاڈ فادر افتخار چوہدری کی طرح سیاست کاشوق ہے تو مستعفیٰ ہو کر کونسلر کا الیکشن لڑ لیں مقبولیت اور قبولیت دونوں کا اندازہ ہو جائیگا
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) March 19, 2021
Before that, he had issued another message against the continuous charged-up remarks of Justice Esa against the government.
The petition read that Fawad Chaudhry demeaned Justice Qazi Faiz Esa by calling him an ‘under-trial judge’. Adding to that, Fawad Chaudhry said that he has watched all the court proceedings of the case against Qazi Faiz Esa when, in fact, he was not present in the court. Hence, this reflects that the government has installed secret cameras in the courtroom while opposing the live broadcast of the hearings. Serena Isa demanded to suspend the Twitter account of Fawad Chaudhry along with removing him from the cabinet.
Qazi Faiz Issa has been speaking about everything and everyone under the sun, politicians, jouralists, army… one tweet and his wife runs to file an application.. Talk about small men in big offices.
— Adeel Raja (@adeelraja) March 22, 2021
CJP meeds to decide until when he will allow this madness to continue. He should take notice of how one man is single-handedly making the Supreme Court a laughing stock. Every word he says is damaging the prestige of SC & whole judiciary.
— SJ Ahmed (@SuhaibJAhmed) March 19, 2021
Soon after the petition was filed against him, a social media trend #IStandWithFawadChaudhary started trending on Twitter. Within a few hours, it has become the top trend on Twitter with social media users expressing solidarity with the federal minister.
A large number of social media users have disapproved of the petition of contempt of court filed against Fawad Chaudhry, arguing that it reflects vengeance and the inability of Justice Qazi Faiz Esa to take criticism.