ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday issued contempt of court notice to Federal Minister for Privatisation Daniyal Aziz over anti-judiciary speeches.
The court taking notice of the tirade has ordered Aziz to appear before the court on February 7. Sources said that the minister passed such remarks during different talk shows.
On Thursday, the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Mian Saqib Nisar Thursday took suo motu notice of the anti-judiciary speeches by the PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry.
The court will hear the matter against the state minister for interior affairs on February 6, when Chaudhry has also been asked to appear.
Talal Chaudhry has been summoned by the Supreme Court and simultaneously SC has asked for the record of his anti-judiciary speeches.
Sources said the registrar gave reference to various speeches made by the state minister in which he insulted the judiciary.
Chaudhry was seen launching a tirade against judiciary at the ruling party’s recent rally in Jaranwala where PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz also criticised Supreme Court and judges.
During his speech at PML-N’s rally in Jarranwala last week, Chaudhry had said: “There was an era when the Kaabah was full of idols. Today, the judiciary, which is the country’s highest institution, is also full of PCO [Provisional Constitution Order] idols.”
“Mian Nawaz Sharif, throw them out, throw him out of the court. They will not give justice but will continue their injustices.”
On Thursday, the apex court also awarded one-month imprisonment to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Nehal Hasmhi and disqualified him for five years in a contempt of court case.
The court in his verdict, which was reserved on Jan 24, also imposed a five of Rs50,000. Police have taken the former senator into custody and shifted him to jail.