Sardar Tanveer Ilyas was tried over a speech he made final week criticising the courts for what he stated was interference in his authorities’s affairs.
Pakistan administered Kashmir’s Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas has been sacked from his workplace by a courtroom in a contempt case, the courtroom order stated.
Chief Justice of the Muzaffarabad Excessive Court docket Sadaqat Hussain Raja, who headed a panel of 4 judges that convicted Ilyas, instructed a packed courtroom on Tuesday that he “stands disqualified from being the member of the legislative meeting and ceases to carry any public workplace”.
Ilyas comes from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) celebration of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, who was ousted from workplace in a no-confidence vote final 12 months.
The Kashmir chief was tried over a speech he made final week criticising the courts for what he stated was interference in his authorities’s affairs, a courtroom official instructed Reuters information company.
A convicted chief beneath Pakistani regulation can be disqualified from contesting any elections for 5 years. He has the proper to attraction to the Supreme Court docket in opposition to the sentence.
The courtroom confirmed a video of Ilyas’s speech and requested him to confirm whether or not it was him talking and whether or not he needed to contest the content material of the speech, in response to a Reuters reporter within the courtroom.
Ilyas didn’t contest and as a substitute tendered an apology, which the courtroom rejected.
The disputed Himalayan area of Kashmir is split between India and Pakistan.
Pakistani-administered Kashmir is a semi-autonomous area with its personal regional authorities.
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