Supreme Court of Pakistan. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned to the first week of July the hearing of contempt of court cases against leaders of Pakistan People’s Party Sindh chapter on the request of Dr Babar Awan who appeared as counsel for Sharjeel Memon, Sindh information minister.

Awan requested a three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, that he was recently engaged as counsel by Sharjeel Memon and he required time to go through the relevant documents to submit a reply over the issue.

Accepting his request, the bench put off the hearing till the first week of July.

The bench was hearing contempt cases against Syed Taj Haider, Sindh PPP general secretary, and Sharjeel Memon for giving a call of strike in the province on March 12 to protest against the apex court’s decision annulling the appointment of Deedar Hussain Shah from the office of chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

More From This Section

SC has learnt to bolster democracy, says chief justice

Authority of SC may be extended to a number of areas from which it has historically maintained a distance, said CJ.

Quetta violence claims at least four lives

Armed militants killed a police officer and critically injured his son on Quetta's troubled Sariab road area.

Musharraf likely to travel to Karachi today

Sources said Musharraf's likely visit to Karachi is on account of security issues and to continue of his treatment.

Nation standing firm beside armed forces: PM

The prime minister was addressing the passing out parade of the 129th Pakistan Military Academy Long Course on Saturday.


Comments are closed.
Explore: Indian elections 2014
Explore: Indian elections 2014
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
Poll
From The Newspaper
Tweets