Judge’s remarks ‘most unbecoming’: govt

 
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Islamabad June 2 (TNS): The government has said that the Supreme Court judge’s remarks likening the Attorney General of Pakistan to a representative of “Sicilian Mafia” were “most unbecoming and against the code of conduct”.

A government spokesperson without identifying himself said that “such uncalled-for remarks are against the oath and code of conduct of judges themselves”.

The judge, who was part of the three-member bench overseeing the implementation of the Panamagate verdict, made the remarks when PML-N leader Nehal Hashmi appeared before the court over his controversial speech, in which he could be heard threatening investigators of dire consequences.

Without naming the judge, the spokesman said it was unfortunate that one of the judges likened the government to “Sicilian Mafia” and called the Attorney General of Pakistan their representative.

“Such remarks have damaged Pakistan’s identity and sanctity in the world,” the statement said, adding that it was wrong to say that the government took action against Nehal Hashmi only after the court issued him contempt notice.

“The prime minister’s actions against a PML-N member were neglected during the hearing,” the spokesperson said.

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