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SC adjourns hearing in contempt cases against PPP leaders

May 27, 2011

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).