Daniyal Aziz withdraws petition against disqualification

03:37 PM | 14 Nov, 2018
Daniyal Aziz withdraws petition against disqualification
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz leader Daniyal Aziz withdrew his plea against the Supreme Court’s decision to disqualify him on Wednesday.

The supreme court of Pakistan had disqualified Aziz from contesting the elections for a five-year-period under Article 63(1)(g) of the Constitution for contempt of court in June this year.

In August, the PML-N leader filed a review petition against his conviction by a three-member bench headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and denied he had committed contempt of court.

“I never said the words that were written in the newspaper and for which I was held in contempt,” he pleaded in his request.

Daniyal had said that TV channels had censored the sentence for which he was held for contempt of court, arguing that this was equal to him not having the sentence at all.

Aziz reiterated at the time that he had never violated the court’s orders adding that he and his party always implemented the court’s orders.

However, in a dramatic shift, the lawmaker has withdrawn his petition. After disqualification, Aziz was not able to take part in July 25 elections.

His wife, Mehnaz Aziz contested elections from NA-77 Narowal and was declared a winner in the last general elections.

Case Background

On February 2, the apex court issued a contempt of court notice to Aziz for his alleged anti-judiciary speeches.

On March 13, the top court formally indicted the federal privatisation minister. The court indicted the minister under Article 204 and contempt of court law 2003.

The apex court remarked that the federal minister has scandalised the judiciary, adding that Aziz intervened in court matters.

On May 3, the three-member bench reserved the verdict in the case.

At the final hearing, Prosecutor Rana Waqar had argued that remarks passed by Aziz were tantamount to an attack on the system of justice. He informed the apex court that the federal minister had referred to PTI chief Imran Khan’s acquittal and Jahangir Tareen’s disqualification as scripted. Aziz has also accused the monitoring judge in corruption references against Sharif family of orchestrating the cases.

To which, the accused minister said: “I respect the judiciary and cannot imagine of disgracing it”. Daniyal further said that he had been holding the various top position in the country but there was no allegation against him. “All the life, I made efforts for the freedom of judiciary,” he added.

The writer is a civil servant.


US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 20 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 20, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.85 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.70.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.35 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.85 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.7 74.42
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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