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SC Grants Daniyal 10 Days To Finalise Counsel in Contempt Case

Islamabad (February 07, 2018): Supreme Court has granted 10 days to Federal Privatisation Minister Daniyal Aziz on Wednesday to finalise legal representation for contempt notice issued to him by the apex court.

A three-member bench headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed conducted today’s proceedings.Appearing before the bench, Aziz said: “You sent the notice, I have presented myself”.

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Justice Saeed asked Aziz if he needs time to finalise counsel, to which he responded: “Whatever you deem fit”.Aziz was then given 10 days to finalise counsel and the hearing was adjourned until February 19.

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The Supreme Court had issued on Friday a contempt of court notice to Aziz and directed him to appear today, reportedly over his controversial speeches and statements made during various TV talk shows.Talking to the media before entering the court, Aziz said his whole life has been spent respecting the judiciary, adding that his hands and heart is clean.

On Tuesday, Minister of State for Interior Affairs Tallal Chaudhry appeared before the Supreme Court after having been issued a similar contempt notice.Minister of State for Interior Affairs Talal Chaudhry asked the Supreme Court for three weeks to finalise legal representation in the contempt of court initiated against him.

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During the hearing headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal, the three-member bench asked Talal Chaudhry how much time he requires to appoint a lawyer over which, he said that he needs three weeks for this as counsels are busy.

The court issued show cause notice to PML-N leader and adjourned the hearing till next Tuesday.

 

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