Citation Name : 2011 SCMR 1990 SUPREME-COURT
Side Appellant : FIDA HUSSAIN
Side Opponent : Mst. SAIQA
Art. 199---Constitutional petition---Factual controversy---Recording of statement---Respondent filed constitutional petition before High Court against appellants and police officials for causing harassment to her and her children---Appellants specifically denied allegations of respondent and in support had produced some documents---Matter involved disputed facts which for the purpose of determination required factual inquiry by recording evidence---High Court recorded statement of respondent and appellants were not provided any opportunity to cross-examine her on the basis of her statement and passed the order---Validity---High Court was not to resolve disputed question of facts in exercise of Constitutional jurisdiction under Art. 199 of the Constitution---Orders passed by High Court were not sustainable in the eyes of law, therefore, those were set aside by Supreme Court---Appeal was allowed accordingly.