‘Ridiculing’ judiciary: Contempt hearing against Sharifs today

Published: March 13, 2018


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has fixed contempt petitions against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and others on Tuesday.

The three judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar will take up petitions of regular petitioner Mahmood Akhtar Naqvi against Sharif brothers over the allegation of ridiculing the judiciary after the Panamagate verdict.

In 2017, Naqvi moved contempt petitions against Sharif brothers, Javed Hashmi, Railway Minister Saad Rafiq, Daniyal Aziz and others. The matter has been settled for hearing.

Moreover, the same bench had also fixed review petition filed by Yousuf Raza Gilani against his conviction for not writing letter to Swiss authorities in the NRO case in 2012.

The bench has also fixed same petitioner’s contempt plea against PTI chief Imran Khan as well.

Interestingly, the bench has also fixed another contempt plea filed by Naseer Kayani for criticizing former CJP Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

The petition was filed in 2014 after his retirement.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Aamir
    Mar 13, 2018 - 6:25AM

    The mood of people is totally different from SC. After Senate election, manipulation in the next elections is highly expected. Hidden forces are out to disturb Pakstan’s political stability.Recommend

  • SM
    Mar 13, 2018 - 8:38AM

    It seems as though there are no cases except political cases.Recommend

  • PrakashG
    Mar 13, 2018 - 10:14AM

    The general elections will tell whether people think it was contempt, or a well deserved condemnation.Recommend

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