LAHORE - A Lahore High Court full bench on Monday sought footage containing the alleged “anti-judiciary statement” made by former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal in response to the remarks of Chief justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on appointment of a woman professor as vice chancellor.

A full bench led by Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi passed the order while hearing the case against Ahsan Iqbal. Ahsan Iqbal appeared before the bench along with his counsel and once again pleaded the court to drop proceedings against him over his alleged statement. But the court again rejected his request and issued notice for next hearing on June 20.

“I never ever disgraced the courts. I strongly believe that the supremacy of court is the guarantee of peace,” he said before the bench. About his tweets, he said he always speak about the respect of the courts and supremacy of the law.

The bench observed that PML-N leaders if have the courage they should expose the real conspirators instead of involving the judiciary.   Advocate Azam Nazir Tarar, the counsel of Ahsan Iqbal, said election campaigns are in full swing and they had submitted a written reply as well. “Yes, you may go and run campaigns. But tell us why do you attack the judges?” Justice Naqvi asked.