CJP takes suo motu notice of Talal Chaudhry's 'contemptuous speeches'

The state minister for interior has been asked to appear before Supreme Court on February 6

Our Correspondent February 01, 2018
Minister of State for Interior Affairs Talal Chaudhry. PHOTO COURTESY: BBC


Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday took suo motu notice of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Talal Chaudhry's 'contemptuous speeches' against the judiciary.

The court was set to hear the matter against the state minister for interior affairs on February 6, where Chaudhry has been asked to appear.

While addressing a public gathering in Jaranwala last week, the PML-N stalwart had said: "There was a time when the Kaabah was filled with idols and now the judiciary, the country's highest institution, is also full of PCO [Provisional Constitution Order] idols."

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He went on to say, "Nawaz Sharif, throw them out, throw him out of the court. They will not give justice but will continue their injustices."

Despite the unmatched services rendered by PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif during his tenure as the prime minister, "they say that somebody else should become the prime minister."

The Lahore High Court (LHC) has already served notices to Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Rana Sanaullah in a contempt of court petition regarding the same gathering.

Earlier in the day, a three-member bench of the Supreme Court sentenced Senator Nehal Hashmi to one-month imprisonment, barred him from holding public office for the next five years, and imposed a fine of Rs50,000 for remarks against the judiciary.