ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Friday served notice on former caretaker Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi in a petition seeking initiation of contempt of court proceedings against him for not complying with the court orders.

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui issued these notices in a petition of Ahmad Nawaz Khan who moved the court through his counsel Abdul Razzaq Rajab advocate. In the contempt petition, the petitioner alleged before the court that Sethi has been continuing with his job despite restraining orders of the court on October 29.  It is pertinent to mention here that a single bench of the IHC had barred Sethi and members of the interim management committee (IMC) to perform their duties related to the affairs of the PCB through its verdict dated October 29.  The court also noted: “Till next date of hearing, the operation of the IMC is suspended. Sethi and other members of the IMC are restrained from posing themselves as members and perform any function of the affairs of the PCB.”

Petitioner’s counsel Abdur Razzaq Rajab advocate in his contempt of court application contended that Sethi had been continuing with his job regardless of the court restraining orders.  He informed the court that Sethi had been ridiculing the court orders at different television channels. Justice Siddiqui at that instance observed that the no one would be allowed to ridicule the court orders.

 Advocate Rajab maintained that Sethi after having knowledge of the restraining order deliberately and intentionally violated it and was still functioning as the PCB chairman.  Later, the court issued notices to Sethi and adjourned the hearing in this matter with date in office.