ISLAMABAD: The top court has given ten days to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Danyal Aziz to engage counsel in a contempt case.
The three-judge bench headed by Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh has also issued a notice to the Attorney General for Pakistan in his matter. The hearing of the case is adjourned till February 19.
Justice Azmat observed that everything would be done in a transparent manner in this case.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar took notice of the ‘contemptuous speeches’ of Privatisation Minister Daniyal Aziz and summoned him before the court.
Daniyal Aziz served contempt notice
A day earlier, the CJP had issued a similar notice to State Minister for Interior Talal Chaudhry and has summoned him.
Since July 28, when the Supreme Court handed an outright disqualification to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in a landmark judgment on Panamagate case, the PML-N leadership has been repeatedly targeting the superior judiciary by making serious accusations against the top court and its judges.
During the recent hearing of a case in Lahore few days ago, the CJP’s attention was drawn to the statements of PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif regarding the judiciary. The CJP responded, “Our silence should not be mistaken as cowardice. When we will take notice of the contempt of court, it would be for everyone to see.”