Federal Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan lands in hot waters

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Federal Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan lands in hot waters

[image: contempt of court Firdous Ashiq Awan Nov 1 November 1 Special Assistant Islamabad High Court IHC]

ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday issued a contempt of court notice to PM’s Special Assistant on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan and summoned on November 1.

According to a notification, Firdous Ashiq Awan while conducting a press conference criticised the institution of the judiciary and stated that bail granting to Nawaz Sharif will open a floodgate of similar requests by prisoners suffering from various diseases.

“While maligning the honourable courts went to say that the case of the accused Nawaz was heard during the evening ‘as a special dispensation’,” the notice read.

The statement added that Awan “made an attempt to scandalize the court in the eyes of the public, thereby, tried to lower the esteem of the judiciary.”

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