The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday found PML-N leader and former privatisation minister Daniyal Aziz guilty in contempt of court, and disqualified him from contesting elections for five years, Aaj News reported.
The decision was read by Supreme Court Justice Mushir Alam. Aziz’s counsel announced that he would file a review petition against the Supreme Court’s ruling.
A three-judge bench of the apex court had issued a show-cause notice to Daniyal Aziz on February 19, after a contempt of court notice was sent to him over his controversial speeches and statements made during television shows.
Aziz was indicted on contempt charges by the court on March 13.
Father for election:
Aziz while talking to media out side the court said that, they had taken preemptive measures incase of his disqualification.
Ex-minister who was nominated by PML-N from NA-77, Narowal-I constituency informed that his father will now contest election on his behalf.
We have always respected rule of law, still we are the one facing contempt charges, said Aziz.