ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday has dismissed another contempt of court petition against ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Federal Minister for Railways Saad Rafique.
A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar heard the petition filed by Sheikh Ahsan-ud-Din. The plaintiff said that Nawaz Sharif humiliated the court during his homecoming rally, by saying that his disqualification is an insult of 20 crore people’s vote.
The CJP responded that the content provided by the claimant is political.
Meanwhile, the court also turned down the plea submitted against Saaf Rafique in which, the petitioner asked to hear only two speeches of the minister. The CJP said that we are forgiving several things.
Earlier, SC had dismissed contempt of court petitions against Nawaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shehbaz Sharif and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar.
The plaintiff said that Nawaz Sharif delivered speeches against Joint Investigation Team (JIT) which is unlawful over which the CJP said that the former PM used inappropriate words against JIT, not the court. We have record of anti-judiciary speeches of Sharif family which will be raised on a suitable time, he added.
The court had also disposed of petitions against Federal Minister for Privatisation Daniyal Aziz, Federal Minister for Railways Saad Rafique, ex-PM Yousaf Raza Gillani and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Firdous Ashiq Awan.
255);”>Islamabad High Court (IHC) had declared petition filed against ex-prime minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz’s anti-judiciary speeches as admissible.
Justice Amir Farooq conducted hearing on the plea of Adnan Iqbal during which, the plaintiff said that Nawaz and Maryam are spreading anarchy against courts, adding that their speeches come under contempt of court therefore, launch investigation against them, he urged.
LHC had also merged contempt of court petitions against Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz. The judge asked advocate Azhar, why he is not approaching Supreme Court (SC) for this case over which, he responded that LHC can also hold proceeding on it.
On August 10, Nawaz Sharif departed for Lahore from Islamabad via GT Road and reached on August 13amid applause and love from the passionate Pakistan Muslim-League-Nawaz (PML-N) supporters.
Throughout the journey, Nawaz Sharif addressed in big cities including Gujrat, Gujranwala, Muridke and Lahore and denied the SC decision, asking his workers to support him.