LAHORE (PR) - Senior lawyer SM Zafar has denied as slander an incident mentioned by Mr Ashraf Mumtaz in a write-up a few days ago. Nothing of the sort happened, he said in a statement issued on Saturday.

The write-up had briefly mentioned how a judge hearing a plane hijacking case in mid-80s had behaved when he was asked by Mr Zafar to congratulate the accompanying Advocate Wasim Sajjad on his election as Senate chairman in those days.

The write-up said one day during the tea break Mr Zafar took Mr Wasim Sajjad to the judge’s chamber and asked him if he would not congratulate him on his election as the Senate chairman. The judge rose in his seat and said “not from this seat. This is the sanctity of the office”.