ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notices to Secretary Interior, Capital Development Authority, Chief Commissioner Islamabad on contempt application of non-implementation of apex court 2007 judgement in Lal Masjid incident.
A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry heard suo moto case of Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa along with a contempt petition filed by Maulana Abdul Aziz.
Iftikhar Gilani, counsel for Wafaq-ul-Madaris, told the bench that despite its (SC) order, the federal government had not complied the court’s order on Lal Masjid incident.
Deputy Attorney General for Pakistan told the court that administration of Jamia Hafsa was entered into an agreement with the federal government in December 2011.
In view of that contract, the government gave a plot of 20 kanals for Jamia Hafza in H-11.
Iftikhar Gilani said though the government had allotted land in H-11 but was not fulfilling its commitment to construct madrasa on it in view of the court’s 2007 judgement. He also stated that CDA was not allowing the Lal Masjid’s administration to construct the madrasa itself.
The court suggested the CDA to either comply the court’s order or fulfil the commitment made with Lal Masjid administration.
It also expressed concern that the court had given order five years ago but the relevant authorities not complying it.
The court also decided to issue notices to the respondents mentioned in the contempt of court application, filed by Tariq Asad, counsel for Maulana Abdul Aziz and Umm-e-Hassan.
Tariq contended that the apex court in its 2007 orders had directed the federal government to pay salaries to the teachers of Jamia Fareedia; however, the government did not comply the court’s order.
“CDA is also creating hindrance in the construction of Jamia Hafsa against the orders of the Supreme Court,” he also mentioned.
For further hearing the case was adjourned till May 8.