A three-member bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan heard the contempt case against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader. The bench decided to frame charges against the minister at the next hearing on March 14, when Chaudry has been summoned in person.
At the last hearing on Tuesday, Chaudry appeared before the court where his counsel, Kamran Murtaza, said Chaudry submitted his response to the court’s show-cause notice.
The hearing was then adjourned for March 8 (today), and Chaudry was granted an exemption from appearing owing to a commitment.
On February 24, the minister had requested the court to withdraw the case, stating that scandalising the court or doing anything that tends to bring the court into hatred, ridicule or contempt was not even the last thing on the respondent’s mind.
Published in Daily Times, March 9th 2018.