The case of alleged misbehaviour by Gilgit Baltistan (GB) Tourism Minister Fida Hussain with Islamabad airport staff was adjourned on Saturday, until December 3 due to the minister’s absence at the hearing. A bench under Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing the case at the Supreme Court’s Lahore registry regarding the alleged misbehaviour of the minister with the arrival in-charge at the Islamabad airport. During the hearing, the court was informed that the minister was out of the country and will return on November 29. Hearing this, the top judge remarked, “We will hear the case on December 3 in Islamabad when GB Tourism Minister Fida Hussain returns and this case will move forward.” The court then adjourned the hearing. On Friday, CJP Mian Saqib Nisar had taken notice of the alleged misbehaviour and had summoned Fida Hussain and the airport official to appear at the apex court’s Lahore registry on November 17. It was stated that the chief justice had taken notice of the alleged misbehaviour by Fida Hussain with the arrival in-charge at the entrance of the airport. As per media reports, the incident took place over a flight delay due to bad weather and the minister pushed the arrival in-charge so hard that he stumbled. On Thursday, the GB minister was among passengers of PK-507 scheduled to travel from Islamabad to GB who protested after their flight was delayed due to bad weather. A video of Hussain showed him pushing the airport official saying not to “waste his time”. In another video, Hussain was also seen burning clothes at the airport and stopping staff who came to extinguish the fire. The protest came to an end after assurances by the airport manager. Published in Daily Times, November 18th 2018.