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SC to take up contempt petition against Imran next week

The petition against Imran states that the PTI chief used derogatory language against former chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry.
A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar will hear the petition on April 4. The chief justice has recently been disposing of several old contempt petitions which have been gathering dust in the apex court.
Another petition, filed against the appointment of Justice Qazi Faez Isa, has also been fixed for hearing on April 4. The petitioner had challenged Justice Isa’s appointment as the chief justice of Balochistan High Court.
However, the registrar’s office had overruled the objections and returned the petition. But a three-member bench will take up the petition to see whether it is maintainable or not.