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Top court rejects apology of Talal Chaudhry in contempt of court case

ISLAMABAD: A five member larger bench of the Supreme Court has dismissed intra court appeal of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Talal Chaudhry against his conviction in contempt of court case. The bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case. In a contempt of court case earlier, the court had sentenced the PML-N leader till the rising of the court and according to its judgment he cannot contest the elections for five years. Read More: Supreme Court disqualifies Talal Chaudhry for five…

Petition in LHC seeks contempt case against Ahsan Iqbal

LAHORE: A petition seeking initiation of contempt of court proceedings against Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) stalwart Ahsan Iqbal over his recent 'anti-judiciary remarks' was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC).  The petition states the former interior minister's recent statement on the suspension of former premier Nawaz Sharif’s jail sentence falls within the ambit of the contempt of court. It says a bench of the high court had earlier discharged a contempt of court notice against the former federal minister…

Supreme Court disqualifies Talal Chaudhry for five years in contempt case

ISLAMABAD: A bench of Supreme Court disqualifies Talal Chaudhry PML-N Leader as he was found guilty for contempt of court, Supreme Court of Pakistan handed him sentence till the rising of the court, ARY News reported on Thursday. The sentence by a three judges bench of the apex court headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed renders Talal Chaudhry disqualified to hold public office for a period of five years. The court also imposed Rs. One Lac fine on the PML-N leader. Talal Chaudhry, during his speech at a PML-N rally in…

SC to announce Talal Chaudhry contempt verdict tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan will announce the verdict in contempt case against former minister of state for interior Talal Chaudhry on August 2 (tomorrow). The apex court directed the accused to be present in court during the court proceeding on Thursday. The court had reserved its verdict in the case last month on July 11. The apex court had launched contempt of court proceedings against Talal Chaudhry for railing against the judiciary at a rally in the wake of former premier Nawaz Sharif’s ouster in the…

Ahsan Iqbal tenders unconditional apology in contempt case

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) stalwart Ahsan Iqbal on Monday tendered an unconditional apology in a contempt of court case.  The former interior minister showed up before a bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) when it resumed the hearing of the case against him. He offered an unconditional apology over his alleged contemptuous remarks against the judiciary and requested that the contempt case against him be quashed. His apology comes on the heels of conviction of a PML-N leader by the Supreme Court in…

Contempt of court: ex-MNA among PML-N leaders awarded one month in prison

LAHORE: A Lahore High Court (LHC) bench on Friday handed down one-month imprisonment to four PML-N leaders, including former MNA Waseem Sheikh, for staging an anti-judiciary rally in Kasur.  The three-judge bench headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi found Sheikh, former Bait-ul-Mal Kasur chairman Nasir Khan, PML-N local leader Jameel Khan and former local government official Ahmed Latif guilty of committing contempt of court. It, therefore, awarded one month of rigorous imprisonment to all the convicts with a fine…

IHC issues contempt of court notice to Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday served the contempt of court notice to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Justice Amir Farooq was hearing the case pertaining to ban the live coverage of Nawaz Sharif’s contemptuous speeches. While supporting his petition, advocate Makhdoom Niyaz Inqilabi pleaded that Nawaz Sharif has been constantly disgracing judiciary and other state institutions on media. Therefore, a stay order should be issued halting the live broadcast of Nawaz Sharif’s speeches unless the…

LHC censures Ahsan Iqbal for promoting contempt of court practice

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC), resumed contempt case proceeding against former Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday. Former Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was grilled in the court for giving a rise to an abominable environment in the country where people are casually disgracing judiciary in the streets. The three-member bench, headed by Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, stated that the judiciary’s verdict in Panama case is being termed as unfair but the verdicts in the Hudaibiya and Khawaja Asif disqualification…

Pemra inaction over anti-judiciary remarks irks LHC

LAHORE:  A bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulator Authority (Pemra) to submit record of action it has so far taken to stop the airing of contemptuous speeches against the judiciary.  The bench observed that the regulatory body vigorously took action in some cases while remained silent spectator in others. When Pemra had a mechanism to block such contemptuous speeches, why didn’t it take action, asked a judge. Was it waiting for someone’s nod, he continued.…