Contempt of court case: SC issues show-cause notice to Daniyal Aziz,


ISLAMABAD : The Supreme Court issued on Monday a show-cause notice to Federal Privatisation Minister Daniyal Aziz in the contempt of court case against him.

On Feb 2, the apex court had issued Aziz a contempt of court notice over his controversial speeches and statements made during various TV talk shows.

A three-member bench headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed conducted today’s proceedings.

As Aziz appeared in court, the bench observed that contempt of court by the minister can be construed after perusing transcripts of his speeches from three TV channels.

The court then adjourned the hearing for Friday and directed the attorney general to be present in court so the case may move forward.

Minister of State for Interior Affairs Talal Chaudhry on Monday got a week to prepare for his case after he was able to hire a counsel for him within a deadline specified by the apex court.

Talal Chaudhry appeared before the Supreme Court of Pakistan in contempt of court case. He was accompanied by the PML-N leaders Mussadiq Malik and Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry.

A three-member bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and comprising Justice Maqbool Baqar and Justice Faisal Arab was hearing the case.

Orignally published by INP

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