Islamabad (May 23, 2018): Supreme Court on Wednesday turned down request of interior minister of state Talal Chaudry to produce witnesses before Supreme Court, counsel of Talal Chaudry submitted list of witnesses in the apex court.
Justice Gulzar Ahmed heard contempt case against PML N leader and interior minister of state Talal Chaudry, he submitted list of 17 witnesses for his defence. Senator Musdiq Malik, Information minister Marryam Aurangzeb and Aashique Hussain Karmani are included in the list.
Counsel of Talal Chaudry requested the court to give more time to produce witnesses to record their statements.
Justice Gulzar Ahmed said call the witness now, we can’t prolong the case.
We will make sure to produce the witnesses, argued the counsel of Talal Chaudry.
Justice Gulzar Ahmed questioned what you mean by will produce the witnesses? It is a strange thing, you presented a list of 17 witnesses, and they are too much.
Counsel of Talal Chaudry said it is not possible to produce the witnesses; they are frightened to come and record the statement.
Justice Gulzar Ahmed turned down the request and said there are some MNA’s and MPA’s in your witness list, what will be their statement, their statement may not come in your favor.
Apex court issued notice to the witness of PEMRA GM operation Mohammed Tahir to record his statement and adjourned the hearing of case till 1 pm tomorrow.