LHC dismisses contempt case after Asad Umar tenders ‘unconditional apology’
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday dismissed a contempt case against PTI Secretary General Asad Umar after he tendered an ‘unconditional apology’ to the court for his ‘scandalous’ speech against the judiciary.
At the outset of the hearing PTI leader told LHC Rawalpindi bench that his aim was not to target the courts or the judges.
Justice Jawad Hassan said that the problem was not contempt of court but allegations against institutions and their officials.
Umar replied that no judge’s name was mentioned in his speech.
PTI leader tendered his ‘unconditionally apology’ to the court, to which the Judge replied: “We are fully aware of what you said. Court has your video statement, you know what you said in your speech.”
He added that the courts allowed the PTI to hold its long march but they targeted the courts.
“If I crossed any line with my statements then I apologise,” Umar responded.
The court dismissed the contempt of court case against Asad Umar after he tendered ‘unconditional apology’.
Notably, during the November 26 speech at PTI’s long march in Rawalpindi, Umar said that the nation can see that the doors of justice are closed even in the Supreme Court.
“Judges were troubled when they had to change their route [due to road’s blockage],” he said.
Referring to the FIR delay of assassination attempt on PTI supremo Imran Khan, he said: “The nation does not see justice in this country.”