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Supreme Court orders indictment of Rehman Malik for contempt

Supreme Court orders indictment of Rehman Malik for contempt

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered that Rehman Malik be indicted for contempt of court. .

During proceedings of the contempt of court case against the former minister, the apex court declared that the reply submitted by Malik was unsatisfactory and he had interfered in proceedings. The Supreme Court ordered that proceedings to indict Malik should commence after seven days.

The Attorney General has been appointed as the prosecutor in the case.

Earlier, Rehman Malik informed the court that he had submitted an unconditional apology and left himself at the mercy of the court. Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry replied that an apology was a confession and it was up to the court to accept it or not.

Rehman Malik requested that the case should not be adjourned till Tuesday as he had to travel to Uzbekistan. The Chief Justice asked Malik under what designation was he travelling to Uzbekistan.

Speaking to the media following proceedings, Malik said he had been stopped by the Supreme Court from traveling to Uzbekistan.

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