Danyal Aziz files appeal in SC against contempt of court verdict



Islamabad, August 4 (TNS): Former federal privatization minister Daniyal Aziz on Saturday filed an intra-court appeal against a Supreme Court verdict that had declared him guilty of contempt.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader has petitioned against the SC verdict, pleading that the sentence be suspended.

Aziz was earlier sentenced for contempt “till rising of the court”, which means the punishment would remain effective till the bench would remain in session.

The verdict led to automatic disqualification from the Parliament for five years, thus Aziz was unable to contest the general election.