SC gives Tallal Chaudhry one more week to arrange counsel in contempt case

ISLAMABAD: The top court has given one more week to Minister of State for Interior Affairs and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Tallal Chaudhry to arrange a counsel in the contempt case.

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Appearing before the three-judge bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Chaudhry contended that he had requested noted lawyer Asma Jahangir to be his counsel, but owing to her demise, he was at present without legal representation.

Jahangir passed away in Lahore on Sunday after suffering a stroke.

Upon this, the bench allowed him to hire counsel and adjourned the hearing till February  19.

The apex court initiated contempt proceedings against Tallal Chaudhry on account of “derogatory and contemptuous speeches/statements” with regard to the honourable court, read a notification.

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