The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday has decided to indict Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) MNA Dr Aamir Liaquat for contempt of court.
A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Umar Ata Bandial announced the verdict over a petition filed by a private channel against Liaquat.
The court while rejecting the unconditional apology of PTI MNA remarked that he will be indicted on September 27.
“Are we sitting here to get ourselves humiliated? This is not the way to seek apology after committing contempt of court,” remarked the CJP resentfully.
The clips of Aamir Liaquat’s TV programme were also played during the court proceeding.
“Can a person remain Member of National Assembly after indictment?” asked the Chief Justice. “No, he cannot hold that position,” replied the lawyer.
The televangelist was issued a contempt notice on August 10 over non-compliance of court’s orders to refrain from using abusive and derogatory language against media and others.