SC rejects apology of Aamir Liaquat in contempt case

SC rejects apology of Aamir Liaquat in contempt case

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) rejected apology rendered by Aamir Liaquat Hussain in a contempt of court case and directed him to appear in-person before the court.

The apology was rendered before a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar by the respondent's counsel.
During the course of proceedings, the Chief Justice remarked that Liaquat was guilty of ridiculing the court and its orders.

He also remarked that “We uplifted the respect for court. At first, people disrespect courts and then seek apology”.
The CJP asked if the additional attorney general was present in the court as he had to frame the charge sheet against Hussain today.

It may added that, in August, the SC had slapped a contempt of the court charges against Hussain while taking up 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 restraining order in which he was cautioned to desist from defamatory campaigns and unethical manner of conducting television shows.