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New Bench Constituted to Hear Contempt Case Against Talal

Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Saqib Nisar on Saturday has constituted a 3 member bench to hear contempt of court case against Talal Chaudhry.
According to the details, Chief Justice of Pakistan has formed a three member bench under the head of Justice, Gulzar Ahmed, Justice, Tariq Masood and Justice Faisal Arab will be the member of the bench.
Hearing of the case will be held on May 14, notices have been served to the Attorney General and Talal Chaudhry.On May 7, the contempt of court case against Talal Chaudry was adjourned indefinitely after the bench hearing the case was dissolved.
The three-member bench was dissolved owing to the retirement today of its head, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan.
During hearing of May 04, , the minister’s counsel, Kamran Murtaza, requested the apex court to adjourn the hearing until May 7, which was approved.
It may be recalled that on April 30, Supreme Court had adjourned the hearing of contempt case against Minister of State for Interior Talal Chaudhry till May 4.Later talking to newsmen outside the Court, Talal Chaudhry said PML-N is the party of the masses and always adheres to principles.
He said elections will be held in time and the party will fully participate.
The Supreme Court (SC) on March 16 indicted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader and Minister of State for Interior Affairs Talal Chaudhry in the contempt of court case.Talal Chaudhry has been indicted in the contempt of court over his public speeches made on September 24 and 27, 2017. He, however, pleaded not guilty.A three-judge bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan also turned down the plea wherein adjournment of the instant case was sought till the detailed judgment passed in the contempt of court cases against PML-N’s Quaid Nawaz Sharif and Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique.