ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court issued a contempt of court notice to Minister of State for Interior Affairs Tallal Chaudhry.
According to a notification issued, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar issued orders for the contempt of court charges over a notice by the Supreme Court’s registrar.
The registrar gave reference to various speeches made by the state minister in which he insulted the judiciary.
Therefore, the chief justice issued the notice and scheduled the hearing for February 6.
Earlier in the day, the apex court announced its verdict in the contempt case of Senator Nehal Hashmi, sentencing him to one-month imprisonment and Rs50,000 fine.
The Supreme Court also ruled that Hashmi stood disqualified from holding public office for of five years under Article 63 (1)(g) of the constitution.
The Supreme Court had served Hashmi with a contempt notice following a speech to workers in Karachi last year, in which he had threatened the prime minister’s unidentified ‘enemies’.