Top court scraps contempt petitions against PM Abbasi, Nawaz Sharif

Posted In: News Date:Apr 26th, 2018

Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday disposed of contempt petitions against Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and his predecessor Nawaz Sharif.

A bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, also declared the petitions against them ineffective and ordered to dismis the cases.

The petitioner had pleaded the court that PM Abbasi spoke against the judiciary following the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif in Panamagate case.

In response, the Chief Justice remarked that Abbasi had given statement regarding ongoing corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against members of Sharif family.

How a statement regarding NAB does references come under contempt of court, the top judge enquired. Therefore, the court dismissed the petitions.

Earlier in March, the apex court dismissed a slew of contempt of court petitions filed against the embattled Nawaz Sharif and federal ministers Daniyal Aziz and Khawaja Saad Rafique.

The petitions were filed by Sheikh Ahsanuddin, a member of the Justice and Democratic Party, against the Pakistan Muslime League – Nawaz bigwigs.