Lahore High Court (LHC) has solicited a reply from the federal government over former petroleum minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s petition for his production order.
A single court bench, comprising of Justice Ali Baqar Najafi heard the petition today. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi filed a petition in the high court on Monday (November 11) challenging non-issuance of his production order as the member of the National Assembly.
The former prime minister petitioned that he had written to the speaker of National Assembly for ensuring participation of all detained members in the session, but no action was taken. He argued that he was being discriminated by the National Assembly (NA) speaker, who had issued production orders of various members but his plea was ignored. He requested the court to issue directions for issuance of his production orders.
The petition said that under the constitution of Pakistan all citizens are equal and could not be subjected to discrimination and it is violation of the constitution. The bench ordered the federal government to submit its reply regarding the matter as soon as possible. The next hearing will take place on November 14.
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17 November, 2019