Islamabad - The Supreme Court Friday suspended licence of Advocate Ahmed Awais, who is also the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, for presenting a false affidavit in the Lahore High Court.

A three-member bench headed by Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry that also comprised Justice Dost Muhammad and Justice Qazi Faez Esa heard the appeal of National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The court observed that Ahmed Awais after the dismissal of appeal of his client by the apex court had filed a petition regarding the same case in the Lahore High Court without mentioning the dismissal by SC.

According to details, Baqir Hussain was employee of Ministry of Commerce and joined the NAB on deputation. During his tenure in the NAB he made corruption and misused his authority.

The NAB investigator proceeded against him and filed reference against him in the accountability court. Baqir Hussain returned the money; therefore, the case was closed.

Baqir later rejoined commerce ministry and when his promotion was due the ministry sought report from NAB about his conduct. The NAB informed the ministry about that case and, therefore, his promotion was halted. Baqir approached the apex court against NAB court verdict. However, the Supreme Court dismissed his appeal.

Awais Ahmed, who had represented Baqir in the apex court, filed an application in LHC against the NAB court decision but did not mention that Supreme Court had dismissed his client’s appeal and submitted a false affidavit. The LHC gave relief to Baqir.

When the NAB came to know about the high court’s order it filed an application in the Supreme Court informing about LHC decision.

During the proceedings, the bench after hearing the arguments of NAB counsel suspended Ahmed Awais lawyer’s licence and issued him contempt of court notice.