The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday (Oct 30), refused an apology by Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s lawyer in contempt case, and asked attorney general to frame the charge sheet against Hussain. SC ordered the MNA to appear before the bench in person today.
The MNA’s lawyer urged the court to accept the apology as the “door to forgiveness never closes”.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, during hearing said “anyone can speak against the judiciary and insult it”. SC was hearing petitions filed by anchorperson Shahzeb Khanzada, Independent Media Corporation (Pvt) Ltd, Mir Ibrahim-ur-Rehman and Najam Aziz Sethi accusing Hussain of flouting the March 28, 2017 in which he was accused for defamatory campaigns and unethical manner of conducting television shows.
The hearing was adjourned for a recess.
In August, Hussain was charged with contempt case for using abusive and derogatory language against media and others, a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Umar Ata Bandial had issued Contempt charge notification.
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25 August, 2019