IHC dismisses Shireen Mazari petition against Khawaja Asif

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ISLAMABAD, October 05 (Online): Islamabad High Court (IHC) has dismissed defamation petition filed by PTI law maker Shireen Mazari against Defence Minister Khawaja Asif for using derogatory remarks against her.

The petition was filed by Shireen Mazari against Khawaja Asif for terming her ‘tractor trolley’ during National Assembly (NA) proceedings.

Petition came up for hearing before IHC Judge Justice Athar Minallah on Wednesday.

The court remarked that it could not interfere in the affairs of the parliament.

Shoaib Razzaq, counsel for Shireen Mazari argued that application was handed over to speaker in this respect but he took no action against Khawaja Asif. However court can interfere in human rights related matters.

The court inquired, “tell us how can court interfere in human rights matters.”

The court dismissed Shireen Mazari plea as arguments were not advanced  by her counsel on legal points.

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