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IHC approves bail plea of Faisal Raza Abidi

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday approved a bail plea of former senator Faisal Raza Abidi after a medical report confirmed that he was suffering from multiple illnesses. According to details, Abidi has been granted bail in two cases of contempt of court, meanwhile, the IHC instructed the firebrand leader to submit a Rs100,000 surety bond. The politician has been shifted to the hospital after the bail. The Supreme Court yesterday accepted the unconditional apology tendered by Faisal Raza Abidi…

SC accepts Abidi’s unconditional apology in contempt case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday accepted the unconditional apology tendered by former senator Faisal Raza Abidi for his contemptuous remarks against the top court. According to details, the apex court, while hearing a contempt of court case against the firebrand leader, accepted Abidi's apology and closed the case against him. The Supreme Court bench remarked "we are not agitated by criticism, we rather welcome justified critique," however, one should be cautious while speaking on media about state…

Daniyal Aziz retracts petition against his disqualification

ISLAMABAD: In a surprising move, former Federal Minister Daniyal Aziz withdrew his petition against the Supreme Court verdict declaring him disqualified from holding public office in a contempt of court case. As per reports, the leader of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) was reluctant to share his reason behind the unexpected decision. An apex court bench on June 28 declared the erstwhile minister for privatization ineligible to contest elections. The court ruled that Daniyal Aziz has committed contempt. The…

Faisal Raza Abidi sent to prison in contempt case

ISLAMABAD: A court in Islamabad on Saturday sent former Pakistan People’s Party senator Faisal Raza Abidi to prison on judicial remand.  Police produced the former PPP leader before District and Sessions Judge Sohail Nasir after expiry of his two-day physical remand. Faisal Raza Abidi was arrested from outside the Supreme Court premises on Oct 10 in a contempt of court case. On Sep 21, the capital police had registered a case against former senator Faisal Raza Abidi for using derogatory and defamatory language…

ATC grants bail to Faisal Raza Abidi in contempt case

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court here on Tuesday granted bail to former Pakistan Peoples Party’s Senator Faisal Raza Abidi in a contempt of court case. ATC Judge Kausar Abbas approved bail for Abidi until Oct 11 against a surety bond of Rs 100, 000. A day earlier, the former senator, who faces contempt charges for using defamatory language against Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, obtained one-day protective bail from the Islamabad High Court. The high court ordered him to appear before the relevant…

SC to indict Amir Liaquat in contempt case on Sep 27

ISLAMABAD: While refusing the apology of member National Assembly (MNA) Dr. Amir Liaquat Hussain, the Supreme Court announced to indict the PTI MNA on September 27, in a case pertaining to contemptuous remarks against the court. The SC took up the hearing of contempt case and Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar dismissed Liaquat's unconditional apology, saying "we are not here to be disgraced, the practice of committing contempt first and then later apologizing will not be tolerated." As the hearing went underway,…

SC reserves judgment in contempt case against Talal Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict in a contempt of court case against PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry. A three-member bench, headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed, reserved the verdict after hearing concluding arguments from the former federal minister’s counsel Kamran Murtaza. It turned down the lawyer’s request to announce the verdict after the July 25 polls, saying it couldn’t fix a date for its pronouncement as of now. The bench directed Mr. Chaudhry to be in attendance at the time of the…