SC warns against turning court premises into ‘political ring’

Source:  Samaa Published in Politics on Wednesday, January 04, 2017

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court expressing its displeasure over media briefings on its premises, Wednesday warned the political parties against turning the court into a “political ring”.

A larger bench of the apex court headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa was hearing the Panama Papers case.

During a brief interval in the court hearing, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf spokesman Fawad Chaudhry and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Talal Chaudhry gave separate briefings to the media on the court premises about today’s hearing.

When the case hearing resumed after the interval, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa asked the political parties not to turn the court into a “political ring”.

“For political press conferences, the whole Pakistan is there and you people can address newsmen anywhere you want. Nowhere in the world, the press is briefed on the court premises,” he remarked.- SAMAA/APP