Talal Chaudhry failed to convince the larger bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar as his appeal rejected by the court. The five member larger bench rejected an intra-court appeal filed by him against his convictionin a contempt court.
Talal Chaudhry was disqualified to hold public office and to contest election for five years in August this year after being found guilty of contempt of court. He was sentenced to imprisonment till the rising of the court and imposed fine of Rs100, 000 under article 204.
The honourable judges of the larger bench were upset with language used by former interior state minister. His speech was played in the court room. His lawyer Kamran Murtaza tried to pacify the judges for apologising to the court.
The chief justice then questioned Talal's lawyer, “Who was he calling PCO's (Provisional Constitution Order) idol? Is he an idol destroyer? Are we doing injustice over here?"
Justice Nisar then said, "We will issue notices to those who were listening to his speech." He added, "Chaudhry kept addressing former premier Nawaz Sharif in his speech and even he did not stop him from contempt of court."
In response, Talal Chaudhry stated, “Sir, symbolically we use the term PCO (Provisional Constitution Order).” To this, Justice Ijazul Ahsan remarked, “You are not ready to issue an apology even today.”
The chief justice then rejected the PML-N leader’s intra-court appeal and asked his counsel to present his arguments on the basis of merit.
ACE News reporter