A writ petition was filed within the Lahore Excessive Court docket (LHC) on Saturday in search of contempt proceedings in opposition to Inside Minister Rana Sanaullah for “ridiculing” the judiciary via an audio leak containing dialog between a lawyer and his consumer. Petitioner Shahid Rana contended in his petition that on February 16, Sanaullah confessed in a press convention to wiretapping a telephonic dialog between Punjab former chief minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and his counsel, Supreme Court docket Bar Affiliation President Abid Shahid Zuberi.
The inside minister leaked the audio claiming that the previous chief minister wished to get a case fastened earlier than his favorite decide in a bid to get a beneficial resolution, the petitioner alleged. He maintained that the dialog held between a consumer and the lawyer was “privileged communication absolutely protected and prohibited to be intercepted or stolen in keeping with…Article 9 of Qanoon-e-Shahadat Order 1984”. The petition added that the inside minister not solely taped the dialog of a consumer together with his lawyer illegally via his subordinate public servants, but in addition directed the Federal Investigation Company (FIA) to lodge an FIR in opposition to them. He requested the courtroom to summon the Sanaullah and convey him to e book in accordance with the regulation.