ZAB reference case: Babar Awan’s license cancelled temporarily

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 10:30:13 by


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan cancelled the license of federation’s counsel Babar Awan temporarily in the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) presidential reference case on Tuesday, reported Express News.

The apex court has ordered that President Asif Ali Zardari be informed that his counsel’s license has been cancelled in his reference case, and the government should find a new lawyer.

During the hearing, Awan sought time from the court to find a new lawyer, but the court insisted on passing an interim order of cancelling his license. The court has also sought complete educational record of Awan.

A written statement will be given to Attorney General Maulvi Anwarul Haq who will forward it to the president.

The court said that the hearing of the ZAB reference case will be resumed when a new lawyer is appointed.

The court had issued two contempt of court notices to former law minister Awan and had warned him of cancelling his license.

On December 1, after the Supreme Court ordered the formation of a commission to probe into the Memogate case, Awan addressed a press conference where he used, what the court said was ‘extremely derogatory’ language.

The court remarked that Awan’s reaction compelled the court to take this step.

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