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SC disposes of contempt petitions against PM Abbasi, Nawaz, others

SC disposes of contempt petitions against PM Abbasi, Nawaz, others

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed contempt of court petitions against Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and others.

A bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar conducted hearing of 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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