SHC dismisses contempt plea against PM

KARACHI:,,, The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday threw out a contempt application calling for initiation of contempt proceedings against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Justice Ahmed Ali M Sheikh, who headed a single bench of SHC, announced verdict on an application of a civil rights campaigner, Syed Mehmood Akhtar Naqvi while dismissing the application for non-maintainable.

Naqvi had filed contempt application against prime minister for allegedly giving contemptuous remarks about Karachi judges before the media.

Naqvi submitted in application that Sharif during the announcement of the special anti-terror force on October 10 in Peshawar said that the judges in the city of Karachi were afraid of handing down judgments in terrorism cases under the prevailing law and order situation.

He claimed the prime minister used contemptuous language against Karachi judges, therefore, he did not fulfil the requirements of the article 62 and 63 of the Constitution.

He had pleaded the court to call the entire records relating to the country’s chief executive’s remarks and then initiate contempt proceedings against him under Article 204 of the Constitution and the Contempt of Court Ordinance 2003.

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