SC rejects Aamir Liaquat's unconditional apology

SC rejects Aamir Liaquat's unconditional apology

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Tuesday rejected an unconditional apology tendered by Member of the National Assembly (MNA) and anchorperson Dr Aamir Liaquat in a contempt of court case.

A three-member SC bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar also announced that the court would indict the accused on next date of hearing.

The contempt of court plea was moved by anchorperson Shahzeb Khanzada, Mir Ibrahim of Independent Media Corporation (Pvt) Ltd and Najam Sethi against Aamir Liaquat for allegedly violating previous undertakings that he would not use derogatory language or hate speech against any individual.

During the course of proceedings, clippings from Aamir Liaquat's television programmes were played in court.

The CJP remarked that it was no way to commit contempt and then tender an apology.

The case was adjourned till September 27.