ISLAMABD: The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed the contempt of court notice against IG Sindh in the arms purchase case.

The court has also given seven days to former Attorney General Irfan Qadir to file his reply in contempt of court case.

A 3-member bench of SC presided over by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Anwar Zaheer Jamali took up the case for hearing today.

Additional Advocate General (AAG) Sindh Qazi Shehr Yar appeared in the court and told that Sindh government had suspended the matter of purchase of the arms following the court’s orders and no arms have been purchased so far because this was a clear order of the court and the Sindh government is complying with the orders of the court.

The court remarked, “when arms have not been purchased then there stands no notice of contempt of court against IG Sindh, therefore, this notice is dismissed.”

Irfan Qadir himself appeared during the hearing of the contempt of court notice against him. He requested the court if the contempt of court case against Ali Zafar advocate could be dismissed and his license be restored then why it cannot be done so in his case.He said if the court thought he was not capable of doing lawyer’s practice then his license be suspended.

The court remarked, “A reply was sought from you. Give the reply called from you.”

Irfan Qadir requested the court to give him time. The court, while accepting his plea, adjourned the hearing of the case for one week.