Islamabad (April 04, 2018): The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected contempt of court petitions against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and the former Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
The apex court bench headed by the chief justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar heard the contempt pleas today. The petitioner Advocate Riaz Hanif Rahi sought for more time to submit more documents in the case.
During the court proceedings, the three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar, disposed of the petition due to the petitioner’s inability to comply with the court orders.The court later rejected his plea and directed him to give his arguments in today’s proceedings. He responded that he could not give his arguments today as he was in the journey and could not prepare his notes for the arguments. The court rejected both the pleas.
On Wednesday, the apex court had disposed of the contempt of court petition against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairperson Imran Khan.
Senior lawyer Naseer Ahmed Kiyani had filed the petition against Imran, accusing the PTI chief of making derogatory remarks against the former chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry.
As the hearing went under way, the petitioner’s counsel, Hashmat Habib, had informed the apex court that he cannot make contact with his client.