Supreme Court to hear contempt petitions against Khan and Nawaz today

Supreme Court to hear contempt petitions against Khan and Nawaz today

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will hear contempt petitions against the following today: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and former chief justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry.

Senior lawyer Naseer Ahmed Kiyani has filed the petition against Imran Khan and accused him for making derogatory remarks against Iftikhar Chaudhry.

Moreover, the court will also take up contempt of court petitions against Nawaz Sharif and Iftikhar Chaudhry. The petitions have been filed by lawyer Riaz Hanif Rahi.

A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar, will hear the contempt petitions.

On March 14, the apex court had dismissed contempt petitions against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and federal ministers Daniyal Aziz and Khawaja Saad Rafique.

A three-member bench of the apex court had dismissed contempt petitions against Nawaz, Yousaf Raza Gilani, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former Senate chairman Nayyar Bukhari.

During the hearing, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar asserted that the court did not consider the presented evidence disdainful. He stated that every individual has the right to comment on verdicts while adhering to the legal parameters.

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