November 07, 2018
ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court has indicted television presenter and MNA Aamir Liaquat Hussain for contempt of court during a TV program.
Dawn.com reported that Hussain pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The paper said the court rejected his unconditional apology.
On March 9, 2017, he had violated a court order of March 3, 2017.
The court found the MNA's conduct, based on excerpts from his TV programme and his statement, as being tantamount to disobeying, disregarding and flouting its orders. He was also charge-sheeted for obstructing, interfering and prejudicing the process of law, Dawn.com said.
The court, referring to a statement made by Hussain, said it "tends to disrespect and ridicule this court, and thereby, you obstructed, interfered and prejudiced the process of law and due course of proceedings of this court. You, therefore, are guilty of committing contempt of the Supreme Court of Pakistan within the meaning of Article 204 of the Constitution [...] read with section 3 of the Contempt of Court Ordinance, 2003, punishable under section 5 of the said Ordinance."
Hussain was directed to present witnesses at the next hearing on November 29.
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