Supreme Court to put Azam Swati on trial for abuse of power

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar stated that the Supreme Court would try Federal Minister Azam Swati under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution.

A three-judge bench headed by the chief justice heard the suo motu case of the Islamabad IGP’s transfer case on Wednesday.

Swati is accused of misusing his powers as the federal IT minister during a row with his neighbors.

Taking a suo motu notice, thee chief justice sought a clarification from him under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution.

Yesterday, it directed the Federal Minister for Science and Technology Senator Swati to submit a written reply.

As the hearing went under way today, the chief justice remarked, “We have read Swati’s reply.”

Turning to the federal minister, Justice Nisar said, “You are a person of authority. Do people in power treat their subordinates like this? Do rulers send women to jail because of issues involving cows?”

The chief justice then turned to the Islamabad IGP and remarked, “You did not take any action on this matter?” To this, the Islamabad IGP responded, “Action was not taken as the case is being heard in court.”

Justice Nisar added, “Why don’t we make an example out of Swati. Now, the court will conduct his trial under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution.”

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