Contempt case: SC defers Tallal Chaudry’s indictment for a day | Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court postponed for the day the charge of State Minister of Internal Affairs Tallalla Chaudhry for contempt.
Three judges, led by Judge Eizaz Afzal Khan, decided to file charges against the leader of the Pakistan Muslim League, Nawaz (PML-N), at a hearing on the grounds of a March 8 notice of the court.
Chadri was summoned personally for today's hearing.
Judge Eyaz noted that the accused can file his case later, as the charges will be brought today. "We do not want to spend more time," he remarked.
Choudry Kamran lawyer Murtaza argued that there are precedents of several court decisions when the bench showed indulgence in such cases.
Judge McBool Bakar noted that the matter is not in the disgrace of an individual, but in an institution.
However, the hearing was adjourned the day after lawyer Chaudhry told the bench that he must attend the funeral today.
The court granted Shodri a copy of the certificate and will file charges tomorrow.
On February 24, the minister asked the court to withdraw the case, saying that scandals in court or anything that tends to bring to court "hate, ridicule or contempt", "this is not even the last thing on opinion of the respondent ".
"Everything that was said could be taken into account without taking into account the context due to media reports," Chowdry wrote in his initial reply.
The top court initiated a criminal case against Chaudhry in connection with "pejorative and contemptuous speeches / statements" against the court in accordance with the notice published on 2 February.