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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi tenders unqualified apology to IHC.

ISLAMABAD -- Minister for petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has tendered unqualified apology to Islamabad High Court (IHC) and the court has disposed of contempt of court case against him following offering of the apology from his side.

The federal minister appeared in IHC on Friday and gave statement that " the word unfortunate was slip of his tongue and remark was uttered mistakenly. "My aim was not to insult the court at all. We always respected courts and will continue to respect them".

The court had issued contempt of court notice to federal minister for petroleum on January, 22. As per this notice Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had ridiculed the court in a press conference and against this a petition was filed in the court.

Earlier federal minister appeared in the court in person and told that his aim was not to ridicule the court and his remarks were presented out of context.

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui remarked " we believe that you will not ridicule the court. You are among those few persons who respect the courts from the core of their hearts. Insulting in this way encourages the common man.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told the court " I was not at all in the state of rage at that time but the questions were of such type.

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui remarked " take care of such things in future which go to constitute contempt of courts".

Aurangzeb advocate appeared on behalf of the federal minister while Javed Iqbal advocate represented the petitioner.

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui while disposing off the case remarked " Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is a respectable citizen and he will take care in future that no insult is made to court.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said " we accept that it is our mistake and we regret over tit.
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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Jan 25, 2014
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