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Will Take Up Legal Action After Reading Verdict: Daniyal Aziz

Islamabad(June 28, 2018): Former federal privatisation minister Daniyal Aziz on Thursday said that he will take up legal proceedings after reading the verdict.

Talking to the newsmen outside the Apex Court, Daniyal announced that his father will contest the upcoming general election on his behalf after the Supreme Court sentenced him for contempt “till rising of the court”.

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“We had prepared for a SC verdict disqualifying me.” Aziz added.

“My father has submitted nomination papers and will contest the election on my behalf,” the former federal privatisation minister — who had been issued a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) ticket for NA-77, Narowal-I constituency — declared.Asking his constituents to not be worried after the apex court verdict, Aziz further said, “Nobody in my family is involved in corruption and my family will not be tainted because of me.”

“There are no corruption charges against me,” he asserted.

“We struggled to make institutions stronger,” he upheld.

Explaining the charges against him, Aziz said, “There were three charges against me and one of them dated back to a year.” “I was exonerated in the first charge. The sole witness told the court that I did not use the words that I had been accused of using,” he said.

“The second charge against me was based on a private channel news report,” Aziz said while adding that they had pleaded to the court to specify the charge against him.

“The court highlighted what the charge was based on from the transcript but when we saw the video, the underlined party had been beeped out,” he maintained.He added, “The news channel received the video in question from a third source.”

Aziz explained, “The third charge against me was my statement on the verdict regarding Imran Khan.”.

Earlier today, the Apex Court convicted Daniyal Aziz in the contempt proceedings and sentenced him till the rising of Court.

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As the three-member bench, headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed, convened to announce the verdict, Justice Mushir Alam, who was part of the original bench, was given the verdict for reading out.

In its judgment, the court ruled that Aziz had attempted to malign the court in his speech and spread hatred in light of Section 2 (b) of Article 204 of the Constitution.

The court also ruled that it deliberately showed leniency and did not send Aziz to jail for six months.Justice Alam, however, decided to wait for Aziz before announcing the verdict as the former minister had not arrived in court.

As Aziz later reached the top court, the court ruled that he committed contempt.

Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel, the original head and member of the bench, are not in Islamabad to take part in the hearing.

Strict security measures are in place in and around the top court of the country in light of the verdict.

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