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Faizabad sit-in: Raja Zafarul Haq report finally submitted to IHC

ISLAMABAD: The federal authorities on Tuesday submitted a report of the committee formed to fix responsibility for introducing controversial amendment to the Khatm-i-Nabuwwat oath to the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

The authorities submitted the report to the high court after its final warning to comply with court orders or face action.

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the high court earlier directed the government to place on record the report until 1:00pm.

He observed that the government was not serious in implementing its orders.

At the previous hearing, the court warned the authorities of action if they failed to submit the report on next hearing.

He said he could summon the prime minister to the court over the government’s failure to furnish the report to the court.

The secretary of defence and the Intelligence Bureau (IB) director general submitted their respective reports in the court today.

A federal law officer told the judge in a previous hearing that the Raja Zafarul Haq-led committee’s report was incomplete, which was why it couldn’t be submitted in the court.

Irked by the law officer’s response, Justice Siddiqui clarified that he had ordered at the previous hearing that the report should be placed on record even if it was incomplete.

A three-member committee, comprising Raja Zafarul Haq, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and Minister for Climate Change Mushahidullah Khan, had probed introduction of a controversial amendment to Khatm-i-Nabuwwat oath for electoral candidates and compiled a report over the matter.

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