SC issues notice to PM for attending ILF ceremony

News Desk

A notice has been issued by the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan to Prime Minister Imran Khan for attending a ceremony of the PTI-affiliated Insaf Lawyers Forum (ILF) held in Islamabad last week.

According to media reports, while hearing a civil case against the Punjab government on Monday, Justice Qazi Faez Isa remarked that the Prime Minister is the Premier of the whole country, not of one particular group. Why is he misusing the state’s resources?” He added that the matter was related to the Constitution and fundamental rights.

The Supreme Court has also issued notices to the attorney general, the Punjab advocate general and the in-charge of the convention centre where the ceremony was hosted.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa also asked the convention centre’s in-charge to inform the court whether the expenses for the ceremony were paid for. He added that the premier participated in the event in a personal capacity.

The apex court judge said in his remarks that the Premier could not align himself with one particular group. He said that the premier supported a particular group by attending the ceremony.

He referred the matter to Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed for the constitution of a bench.