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Tallal contempt case: Will decide case per own laws, observes SC

Tallal contempt case: Will decide case per own laws, observes SC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it would not take the lead from any institution and base its verdict on the law in the contempt proceedings against Tallal Chaudry.

A three-member bench, headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed, resumed hearing the case today.

Kamran Murtaza, who is representing Chaudry in a contempt case initiated against the then-state minister, on account of “derogatory and contemptuous speeches/statements” with regard to the court, contended that the 

The defence counsel informed the court that the Supreme Court’s registrar had written a note to the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on February 1, 2018, stating that a video clip of his client was contemptuous and was creating hindrances in legal proceedings.  

The note said that contempt proceedings against Chaudry should be taken up in compliance with Article 204. which deals with contempt of court against a high court or the Supreme Court, Murtaza informed the court. 

“The note was presented on February 1, and an order was issued on the same day, along with a notice,” he said. 

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