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SC Dismisses Contempt Petitions Against Nawaz, Others

Islamabad (March 14, 2018): The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed contempt of court petitions against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and federal ministers Daniyal Aziz and Khawaja Saad Rafique.

Chief Justice of Pakistan was heading a three-member bench to heard this case. During the proceedings, the petitioner and member of member of the Justice and Democratic Party Sheikh Ahsanuddin said that as per media report Nawaz had said that the court’s verdict was an insult of over 20 million citizens of the country.

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He alleged that the PML-N supremo had scandalised the court’s verdict in his rally.

The Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar remarked that the court did not consider the presented evidence contemptuous. He observed that every individual has the right to comment on verdicts while staying within the legal parameters.

The chief justice said that the limit might not have been crossed in the cited example but on some other instance.

Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan responded that the court too, exercises patience and its level of patience was greater than that of the petitioner.

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