Counsel for Babar Awan, Ali Zafar Monday submitted a reply of show cause notice against former law minister in the Supreme Court.

The two-member bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Justice Ijaz Afzal Khan and Justice Muhammad Azhar, were hearing the contempt of court case against former Federal Minister Babar Awan.

Ali Zafar took the stance in the reply that judiciary was not criticized in the said press conference. Rather, that was a political press conference which only clarified the allegations leveled by a rival political party. Babar Awan did not ridicule the court during his press conference, he added.

A show cause notice of contempt of court was issued against Babar Awan on September 1 over a controversial press conference conducted by him regarding a matter related to the Supreme Court while the apex court also suspended his licence to work as lawyer. The hearing was subsequently adjourned till March 1.