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MQM-P leader Mustafa Kamal submits apology in the contempt of court case

ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Mustafa Kamal on Tuesday tendered unconditional apology to the Supreme Court for his recent remarks against the judiciary.

A few days ago, the Supreme Court (SC) had issued contempt of court notices to MQM-Pakistan MNA Mustafa Kamal and Senator Faisal Vawda over anti-judiciary rhetoric.

The court took suo moto notice of press conferences of both the politicians.

The Supreme Court then issued notices to both leaders and asked them to submit their response before the court.

Nonetheless, Mustafa Kamal submitted an affidavit in the Supreme Court Karachi Registry, seeking apology.

In his affidavit, Kamal stated that he holds the highest respect for the judges of the top court and could not even imagine undermining the authority and reputation of the judiciary.

“I apologise unconditionally for my statement regarding the judiciary, especially at the press conference on May 16. I seek forgiveness from the honourable court and leave myself at the mercy of the court,” he stated in an affidavit.

Earlier, Senator Faisal Vawda and Mustafa Kamal critisized the Islamabad High Court (IHC) judges over the dual nationality issue.

“Accusing someone will not work, the evidence will have to be given in the court,” Fasisal Vawda had said while addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Wednesday.

The former federal minister asked the IHC judge Babar Sattar to bring evidence of interference and. He also demanded the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) to interfere in this matter.

A day after Vawda’s presser, Kamal also addressed a press wherein he demanded the implementation of dual citizenship law across all institutions of the country.

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