Contempt case: SC decides to frame charges against Daniyal Aziz

Charges will be framed on March 13


Hasnaat Mailk March 06, 2018
Federal Minister for Privatization Daniyal Aziz addressing a press conference. PHOTO: APP

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday, decided to frame charge against Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader Danyal Aziz for delivering hate speeches against judges.

The three-judge bench headed by Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh decided to proceed further against him. The charges will be framed on March 13.

On February 23, the SC gave Aziz 10 days to  to submit a reply in contempt of court case.

SC grants Daniyal Aziz 10 days to submit reply in contempt case

The three-judge bench heard the case pertaining to “contemptuous speeches” of the privatisation minister.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had taken notice of the statements, summoning him to appear before the top court.

Replying to Aziz’s request submitted in the SC on February 22 asking the apex court to provide ‘substance of charges’ against him so that he would be able to file a reply in the contempt case against him, the bench observed that substance has been made available in the material provided to the counsel.

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