SC announces decision on contempt of court petition against Nawaz Sharif, PM Shahid Khaqan

SC announces decision on contempt of court petition against Nawaz Sharif, PM Shahid Khaqan

ISLAMABAD – Supreme Court on Thursday has announced decision on the petition of contempt of case against Nawaz Sharif and PM Shahid Khaqan.

SC dismissed contempt of court petitions against Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and others.

A bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar conducted hearing of the case.

The CJP while lashing out at petitioner Mahmood Akhtar Naqvi said that you have filed hundreds of applications to which the petitioner said that the following Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification, PM Abbasi committed contempt of court by giving statement.

Justice Saqib Nisar remarked that he (PM Abbasi) had given statement about the references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against Sharif family and how such statement come under contempt of court, he asked.

The court then disposed of contempt petitions against Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Nawaz Sharif, former sindh chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali.