The Supreme Court on Thursday sought additional material from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid to substantiate their allegations against the Punjab government giving bribes to their MPAs.
A division bench of the apex court, led by Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan, took up contempt proceedings against the interior minister regarding his alleged threatening statement in violation of the July 1 order of the SC.
A day earlier, the PTI lawyers submitted before the court the transcript of Sanaullah’s statement from his presser on July 18 wherein he had allegedly spoken about making the former ruling party’s lawmakers disappear ahead of the Punjab chief minister’s election
During the hearing, the judge asked the counsel to explain specific SC directions which were violated by the contemnor and questioned if they had approached the Election Commission of Pakistan against the violation of election laws.
PTI lawyers submitted three affidavits of its provincial assembly members before the apex court, stating that they had been offered millions of rupees to change their loyalties. Advocate Faisal Chaudhry claimed that Sanaullah had declared that he would shift PTI lawmakers around.