ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk has rejected the news of having any direct or indirect affiliation with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
His remarks came in reference to Javed Hashmi yesterday’s claims that the PTI leader Imran Khan had said that the current chief justice had a favourable view of the PTI and had agreed to ensure that power is taken from Nawaz Sharif.
During hearing of a set of petitions against sit-ins by the PTI and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on the Constitution Avenue on Tuesday, the Chief Justice said that he met Imran Khan once when he was serving as acting Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).
The Chief Justice said that Imran Khan at that time was also accompanied by other party members including advocate Hamid Khan.
SC issues notices to all parliamentary parties
Meanwhile, a five-member bench of the apex court headed by the Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk hearing the case issued notices to all parliamentary parties as well as the PAT.
The notices were issued after petitioner Zulfiqar Naqvi pleaded to the court that all parliamentary parties be summoned so the deadlock can be resolved.
The PAT’s counsel Ali Zafar refused to submit proposals over what role the court should play in ending the current political impasse. He said that his client’s demands were of a political nature and it was not the court’s place to interfere in political matters.