Bushra Bibi's attorney is fined Rs. 100,000 by the LHC for "wasting the court's time."
Judge queries the filing of the petition since the LHC has already heard a similar case.
He claims that “so much of the court’s time is wasted because of such petitions”.
The court fines Bushra Bibi and her attorney Azhar Siddique Rs. 100,000.
Bushra Bibi, the wife of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, petitioned the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday to “halt expected police action” at their Zaman Park home during the Eid ul Fitr holidays. The motion was denied.
The court also fined Bushra and her attorney Azhar Siddique Rs 100,000 apiece.
After the former premier departed for a hearing at the Islamabad Judicial Complex last month, Punjab police conducted a search on Khan’s Lahore home and detained a number of party members.
Khan told the court at an earlier this week hearing of a different case before the LHC about his worries that another “operation” will be started over the Eid ul Fitr holidays. The court then issued a directive instructing police not to “harass” Khan.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), the Inspector General of Punjab Police, and Bushra were named as respondents in Bushra’s plea, which was heard today. According to “reports” that were obtained, an operation will be carried out at Zaman Park over the Eid holidays.
It made reference to the March operation and asked the court to order police not to carry out the alleged operation over the holiday period.
Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh questioned what the court might do based on “apprehensions” throughout the hearing.
The court noted that a bigger bench had already heard the case in reference to the LHC’s directive to not “harass” Khan. “Why would you submit a similar petition again after a five-member bench had issued an order? He told Bushra’s attorney, “You shouldn’t have done that.
Judge Sheikh said that the most recent petition was comparable to the issue that had previously been considered when Siddique claimed the prior judgement pertained to not pestering Khan.
The judge noted, “Such petitions waste so much of the court’s time.”
Siddique then made the withdrawal request of the petition.
The judge then denied the motion and fined Bushra and her attorney.