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Pakistan SC disqualifies leader of Nawaz Sharif's party from holding office

Pakistan's Supreme Court today disqualified a leader of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's party from holding a public office for five years on charges of contempt for making anti-judiciary remarks.


PTI 02 Aug 2018, 10:28 AM Pakistan

Pakistan's Supreme Court today disqualified a leader of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's party from holding a public office for five years on charges of contempt for making anti-judiciary remarks.

Tallal Chaudry of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz was found guilty by the three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmad.

The court had initiated contempt proceedings against Chaudry for "derogatory and contemptuous speeches/statements" related to the court, according to a notification issued on February 2.

The court also slapped a fined of Rs0.1 million on him.

Following the conviction, Chaudry, who lost the July 25 General Election from Faisalabad's NA-102 constituency, will be disqualified from holding public office for five years.

He can file a review petition against the judgment.

Chaudry is the second PML-N leader convicted for contempt of court.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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