SC disposes of contempt of court cases against Nawaz, other leaders

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ISLAMABAD: Hearing several petitions related to anti-judiciary remarks by political leaders, the Supreme Court (SC) has observed that the cases would be taken up at an appropriate time.
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Justice Saqib Nisar made the remarks as a three-member Supreme Court bench took up several pending contempt petitions against political leaders.
For now, the apex court has dismissed contempt petitions against former prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Yousaf Raza Gilani, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former Senate chairman Nayyar Bukhari.
The contempt cases against late former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and Syed Iqbal Haider were also declared ineffective and disposed of.
The court also wrapped up a petition against holding of dual offices by the then president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf.
Meanwhile, the court issued a contempt notice to former interior minister senator Rehman Malik despite the order in the dual nationality case, failed to re-compensate the government for the benefits he utilised during his time in the Senate.
The court then adjourned the hearing indefinitely.

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