Chief Justice Athar Minallah has read out the charge sheet and sought reply from Rana Shamim till February 10.
Rana Shamim denied the charges.
On December 7, 2021, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah had warned Rana Shamim of indictment in contempt of court case if he failed to submit original affidavit. Rana Shamim through the affidavit had accused former CJP Nisar of judicial manipulations.
“There will be consequences if Rana Shamim had not given the affidavit for publication and had not made it for any other purpose,” the CJ remarked.
The CJ had also remarked; “ No one can approach the judges of this court,”. He also observed that nobody would be allowed to damage the public trust on the courts.
He had also observed that an independent judge cannot give an excuse that there was any pressure on him. “The allegations leveled by Rana Shamin against former CJP Nisar were not against him rather these were against a judge of the IHC,” the IHC CJ had further remarked.