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Mar 15, 2018
5:38PM

Pakistan Supreme Court indicts PML-N minister for contempt of court

Pakistan's Supreme Court today indicted a PML-N minister in a contempt case for making speeches against the judiciary after the apex court disqualified former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the Panama Papers scandal. 

The minister of State for Interior Talal Chaudhry is to face such charges this week. He was accused of making derogatory remarks and contemptuous statements against the apex court at political gatherings of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) held on September 24 and 27, 2017.

The minister denied the charges but the court went ahead to indict him for contempt and adjourned the hearing till March 27.

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