SC dismisses contempt petitions against PM Abbasi, Nawaz

SC dismisses contempt petitions against PM Abbasi, Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday dismissed contempt of court petitions against Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and others.
The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar heard 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.


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