The appeal asking for Premier Shehbaz to be prohibited from meeting with fugitives was heard by Chief Justice Athar Minallah.
The petitioner’s attorney, Chaudhry Muhammad Akram Advocate, stood before the court at the hearing on Tuesday and argued that the prime minister should not be permitted to meet with those who the court has designated as absconders.
How can we stop the prime minister, the chief justice questioned? Which writ petition [in this regard] is made?
According to the attorney, meeting the accused violates Prime Minister Shehbaz’s oath because the photo of PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif with veteran journalist Najam Sethi on a boat that is doing the rounds on social media demonstrates that Nawaz is in good health