No more Chaudhry Maulajat dialogues: Petition moved in SC to stop broadcasting judges’ comments during hearing

By Raza Ruman

Islamabad, Dec 13 (Pak Destiny) As Iftikhar Chaudhry is no more heading the axpex court, a petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking an order to retrain any person standing within the premises of this Court and its Registries, whether a litigant, a lawyer or from any other occupation including media, “from amplifying the spoken words of any Judge or circulating such words until the ruling on this petition.”

Petitioner Shahid Orakzai requested the Supreme Court to enforce Article 19 by declaring that the spoken word of a Judge during the Court proceeding shall not be instantly amplified or broadcast instruct the federation to ensure that the spoken word of the Judge during Court proceedings is not spread as alarm or warning or affect the interest of any party to the proceedings.

Former CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry’s “maulajat-style dialogues” used be broadcast by media creating an impression that there had been a ‘fight’ in the court going on. –Pak Destiny

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