ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court announced its verdict in the contempt of court case against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Tallal Chaudry today on Thursday, Aaj News reported.
A three member bench headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed found Chaudhry guilty in contempt of court case. Thursday’s ruling by the Supreme Court says Talal Chaudhry, who was deputy interior minister under former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, disparaged judges during a March speech.
SC took suo motu notice on his ‘anti-judiciary’ remarks during a party rally earlier this year, declaring it derogatory and contemptuous against the apex court.
Chaudry along with his counsel Kamran Murtaza was present in the court as Justice Gulzar read out the verdict. The court obliged PML-N’s leader to pay Rs0.1 million in fine.
Following the verdict, Chaudhry is disqualified for holding public offices for five years.