The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan on Wednesday, indicted Maulvi Iftikhar-ud-Din Mirza for threatening Justice Qazi Faez Isa.
During the hearing, the top court indicted Maulvi Iftikhar-ud-Din Mirza for using derogatory language and threatening Justice Qazi Faez Isa, further accusing him of financial embezzlement.
The accused, Maulvi Iftikhar-ud-Din Mirza, apologized for his remarks and noted that he was unaware of the edited video that went viral on the social media.
“I apologize for my statements in the video,” he said.
However, the court remarked his apology as insufficient stating that nobody can be allowed to mock the judiciary or else Pakistan’s entire system will collapse.
“You were using such [derogatory] language from the Minbar of a mosque that even an illiterate person wouldn’t use,” the court remarked.
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The court then adjourned the case, giving one week to the accused to submit his respond to the charges.
The development comes as Sarina Faez Isa – wife of Justice Qazi Faez Isa had earlier lodged an FIR seeking protection against death threats on June 25.
It is to be noted that a video was widely circulated on social media showing Iftikhar-ud-Din Mirza using indecent language and suggesting death penalties for Justice Qazi Faez Isa, accusing him of financial embezzlement.