ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court, through a writ petition, has been prayed to set up a medical board comprising psychologists and psychiatrics to examine the mental health of Faisal Raza Abidi, who has criticised the judiciary particularly the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry at a Press conference and TV programmes recently.In the petition, filed by Advocate Dr M Aslam Khaki under Order XXXIII, Rule 6 of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, the apex court has been urged to examine the mental health of PPP Senator Faisal Raza Abidi for holding Press conference and TV programmes to ridicule the judiciary. Pakistan People's Party (PPP) on August 06 issued a show-cause notice to Senator Abidi over his press conference.The petitioner said it was not a case for initiating contempt of court proceedings against him. Instead, it was a case of constituting medical board to examine his mental state and if diagnosed with mental or psychological disorder, he must be treated at a mental hospital till his complete recovery. The petition says if he is not treated at a mental hospital, he may harm to other people as well including committing crime of Qazf (act of accusing some female for zina), which is a heinous crime. In past, Sher Afgan Niazi, former federal minister, also made such statements, maligning the judiciary for ulterior motives to please his political master, the petition says. Khaki said at that time he had moved a similar petition against him (Niazi) in the Supreme Court for his mental examination. Niazi’s relatives and friends acceded to his request and got his psychological treatment. Resultantly, the ex-minister was now fully cured and rehabilitated and now he was not making such maligning statements.