Pakistan Supreme Court convicted Mr. Talal Chaudhry, State Minster in Suo-moto Contempt proceeding

Mr. Talal Chaudhry made speeches on 24.01.2018 and 27.01.2018 wherein he by his words, gestures and tone not only defamed and scandalized the Court and its Judges but also tended to bring the Court and its Judges into hatred, ridicule and contempt, and thereby committed Contempt of Court within the meaning of Article 204(2) of the  Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan read with Section 3 of the Contempt of Court Ordinance, 2003 (Ordinance V of 2003) punishable under Section 5 of the Ordinance of 2003 within the cognizance of Supreme Court.

The Court was satisfied that the alleged contemnor has committed contempt of Court within the meaning of Article 204 of the Constitution read with Section 3 of the Contempt of Court Ordinance, 2003 and made himself liable for punishment. Thus he is convicted and sentenced under Sections 3 & 5 of the Ordinance, 2003 and punished with imprisonment till the rising of the Court with fine of Rs.100,000/-.

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