SC denies former CJ access to Imran’s contempt case records

Top court says Iftikhar Chaudhry was not the aggrieved party in the case, cannot be given relevant documents


Web Desk/Hasnaat Malik August 04, 2014

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a request by former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to seek records of a contempt of court case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan.

The top court had issued a contempt of court notice to the PTI chief on July 31, 2013 for using the word 'shameful' against the judiciary. The notice was discharged after Imran argued in the court that he used the word against the conduct of presiding officers in 2013 general elections only and not the judiciary.

The former chief justice had sought details of this contempt case to strengthen his defamation case against Imran.

Today, the printing branch of the Supreme Court rejected the plea, saying that Chaudhry was not the aggrieved party in the case and could not be provided with the relevant documents.

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COMMENTS (15)

Blithe | 6 years ago | Reply

I am sorry about my past comments on IK. N league pays us trolls so well, that in our enthusiasm, we cross all limits to castigate IK.

Jibran | 6 years ago | Reply

Good. On the other hand, he abused his position for all kinds of personal benefits, so much so that when the investigation was sought into his son's criminal dealings, he released the surveillance video of Malik Riaz to Geo TV. The video was the property of the court, not his personal item.

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