The Supreme Court on Wednesday indicted TV anchor and MNA Aamir Liaquat Hussain for committing contempt of court during a TV show on a private channel, rejecting the accused’s unconditional apology.
A two-judge bench comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Umar Atta Bandial heard a contempt of court case against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA and indicted Hussain under article 204 (3) of the constitution.
However, Hussain pleaded not guilty as charges were read out to him.
According to the charges against Hussain, he had on March 9, 2017 violated an order of the court dated March 3, 2017.
When Hussain sought apology, the court turned it down saying that the time for apologies has now passed. Hussain then said he leaves himself on the mercy of the court.
The next hearing of the case is scheduled for November 29. Court has directed the PTI leader to present witnesses, in his favour, if he has any, in the next hearing.