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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…

LHC accepts Ahsan Iqbal’s apology, dispose of contempt case

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday accepted the written apology of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) stalwart Ahsan Iqbal in a contempt of court case. LHC announced to dispose of the contempt case proceeding as it resumed the hearing against the former interior minister today. During the hearing, the high court hoped that the institutions will be given their due respect in future. While talking to media, Ahsan stressed that harmony is mandatory between all institutions for Pakistan to prosper. “If…

Daniyal Aziz hints at forces behind his disqualification

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court dealt a fresh blow on Thursday to the party of Nawaz Sharif, the prime minister it removed last year, by barring former privatization minister Daniyal Aziz from contesting a general election on July 25. The ban on Aziz came just a day after an Election Commission tribunal barred the outgoing prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who took over after Sharif was ousted, from standing for election in his home constituency, though he is contesting another seat in Islamabad. Sharif and his party have…

Daniyal Aziz says his father will contest election from same constituency

ISLAMABAD: Following his five-year disqualification just a month before elections, PML-N leader Daniyal Aziz appeared before the media after court verdict and denied the charges leveled against him under the contempt of court order. Speaking to media here, Aziz said he will pursue the legal battle against the court verdict after going through the detailed judgment. The Supreme Court on Feb 7 had issued to Aziz a notice for contempt of court for an "anti-judiciary" speech made by him. After the ban on contesting…

Supreme Court disqualifies Daniyal Aziz in contempt case

ISLAMABAD: A Supreme Court of Pakistan bench on Thursday declared former federal minister for privatization Daniyal Aziz disqualified to contest elections. A three-judge bench of the top court headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed, announced its decision today in a suo motu proceeding of Aziz's anti-judiciary remarks, being heard since February this year. The security was stepped up at the top court of the country this morning ahead of the verdict. Justice Mushir Alam, who was part of the original bench, was given the…

Daniyal Aziz demands apology for slapping incident

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Daniyal Aziz on Thursday demanded an apology from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Naeem-ul-Haq for slapping him during a TV show. The federal minister while speaking to media outside an accountability court appeared adamant and said that he firmly stands by his words that PTI leaders are ‘certified thieves’. "Instead of apologising for Naeem-ul-Haq slapping me, PTI leaders are saying that my words provoked him," said Aziz adding that PTI should be grateful…

PTI seeks action against Daniyal over ‘threatening remarks’ against ECP

ISLAMABAD: In a reaction to Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader and Privatization Minister Daniyal Aziz’s reported threatening remarks against the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry asked on Sunday the government to clarify its position within 24 hours.   In a statement, he slammed the minister, saying his demand to arrest the officials of the electoral body busy carrying out delimitation of constituencies ahead of the upcoming general elections was…

Top court adjourns contempt hearing against Daniyal Aziz

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday directed a prosecutor to provide a list of witnesses to PML-N leader and Privatization Minister Daniyal Aziz in a contempt of court case. Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, who headed a bench of the apex court, directed the prosecutor to supply a copy of the list containing the names of witnesses who are to testify against the minister to his counsel to prepare for the case. He observed that the court would proceed against the minister in the case in a transparent manner. The hearing was…

SC frames charges against PML-N’s Daniyal Aziz in contempt of court case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday indicted Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader and Privatization Minister Daniyal Aziz on charges of making derogatory and contemptuous remarks against judges. Justice Mushir Alam of the apex court read out charges against the minister in the courtroom, which he denied and opted to contest them. He was indicted under Article 204 of the country’s constitution, which provides for punishment of a person for contempt of court in accordance with law. Earlier, the top court…

SC orders provision of CD recordings of contemptuous speech to minister

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed a federal law officer to provide CD recordings to State Minister Talal Chaudhry of his anti-judiciary speech, which led to institution of a contempt of court case against him. The PML-N leader appeared before a three-judge bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan seized with the hearing of the contempt of court case against him. The federal minister’s lawyer asked the court to provide CD recordings of his client’s speech in question. The bench observed that he had…