Top court issues show-cause notice to Daniyal Aziz

Bench directed Aziz's counsel to submit a reply by Friday, February 23

Hasnaat Mailk February 19, 2018
Daniyal Aziz. PHOTO: File

The Supreme Court (SC), on Monday, issued a contempt notice and show cause to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Daniyal Aziz.

The minister for privatisation previously gave statements against the judiciary of which the courts took notice.

The three-judge bench, headed by Justice Azmat Sheikh, began hearing of the case. They issued a show cause notice and questioned why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against Aziz for the statements against the judiciary.

Advocate Ali Raza, counsel for Daniyal Aziz, appeared on his behalf. The bench directed him to submit a reply by Friday, February 23.

Daniyal Aziz served contempt notice

Earlier, PML-N seems to have landed in hot water after another contempt of court notice, the second in two days, was issued to one of its lawmaker and federal minister Daniyal Aziz for degrading the superior judiciary.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar had taken notice of the ‘contemptuous speeches’ of Privatisation Minister Daniyal Aziz and summoned him before the court on February 7.

The CJP had also issued a similar notice to State Minister for Interior Talal Chaudhry and has summoned him on February 6.

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