Islamabad (March 15, 2018): The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday indicted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Leader Tallal Chaudhry in contempt of court proceedings.
Three member bench Justice Ejaz Afzal was hearing the proceedings. The PML-N leader however, denied charges against him. he court proceedings were adjourned till March 27.
Tallal also filed a new plea on Thursday in the contempt case against him in the Supreme Court of Pakistan but was rejected by the court.
The plea stated that the proceedings in his case be adjourned till the detailed judgment of a similar case against Khwaja Saad Rafique and Nawaz Sharif. He also pleaded that the court should show similar restraint as it does in the case of Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri.
He also attached the details of cases against Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri.
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It is pertinent to mention here that the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday deferred the indictment of State Minister for Interior Tallal Chaudhry on contempt of court charges for a day.
Tallal Chaudhry appeared before the court on Wednesday and disallowed the defendant from defending his case before the indictment.
Tallal’s counsel Kamran Murtaza argued that there are precedents of several court judgments when the bench has shown leniency in such cases.
Justice Maqbool Baqar observed that the matter is not of dishonouring an individual but an institution.
However, the hearing was adjourned for a day after the counsel informed the bench that he has to attend a funeral today.
The court provided Tallal Chaudhry with a copy of the charge-sheet and would frame the charges tomorrow.