CJP Saqib Nisar dismisses contempt petition against Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan has once again dismissed the plea against the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, seeking the court to serve Nawaz contempt notice on his alleged speeches against the judiciary.


The petitioner prayed to the honorable Supreme Court to serve contempt notice against Nawaz for his alleged speech against the higher judiciary, saying the latter made the apex court controversial, while addressing the Lahore rally.

Surprisingly, CJP Saqib Nisar who was heading a three member bench, observed that everyone has the right to pass the comment on court’s verdict, adding points mentioned by the petitioner does not warrant the Supreme Court to serve contempt notice again, as more contemptuous things would have been said in other different places.

Petitioner Ahsanuddin alleged Nawaz for speaking against the verdict of Supreme Court, which ousted him from the premiership in Panama Papers Case, adding PML(N) lifetime Quaid also equated his ouster with the disrespect to the 200 million votes of Pakistani nation.

The Court maintained that the contents mentioned by the pertinent don’t appear to be contemptuous.

On Tuesday, CJP Saqib Nisar had also dismissed the plea against Nawaz, praying the apex court to file contempt case, while hearing a different set of petitions, which also included Nawaz and other individuals saying when the appropriate time comes, the court then would look upon the matter to decide whether Nawaz should be filed for contempt as the court has all relevant records about the speeches made by PML(N) leadership.


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