Swati ‘mistrusts’ IHC CJ, requests plea transfer

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Azam Swati

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Senator Azam Swati on Monday wrote a hand written letter of mistrust against the Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Amir Farooq, requesting to transfer his bail plea to another IHC judge.

In his letter, Swati said that he has been confined in a judicial lock up in a “false case”.

Referring to his writ petition No 4441/2022, which was rejected by Justice Farooq, he said that “the long delay calls for ‘justice delayed is justice denied’”. He highlighted that this was a “paramount phrase” that was required due to the chief justice’s late order which resulted in Swati’s transfer from Islamabad.

“I was abducted and was illegally taken from PIMS Hospital on December 2, where I was admitted, to Quetta then to Sindh and where 46 false FIRs were filed against me,” Swati wrote.

Further, he said that the IHC CJ has given judgement about a tweet which his lawyers presented to Special Court Judge Raja Asif Mehmood who was “transferred immediately for reason unknown to all of us,” after which a new judge was appointed following several days of delay, who dismissed Swati’s bail application “without going into merit and without considering any legal basis and ground”.

The senator asserted that the special court judge should not have been transferred without the consultation of the IHC CJ.