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PML-N’s Talal Chaudhry disqualified for five years in contempt of court case

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan convicted PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry after finding him guilty of contempt of court on Thursday.

The court also imposed fine of Rs 100,000 under article 204 and PML-N leader was sentenced to imprisonment till the rising of the court.

Justice Gulzar Ahmed headed the three member bench and he pronounced the judgment.

After being convicted by the top court, Talal Chaudhry is ineligible to contest election for the next five years and hold public office.

The Supreme Court had taken suo motu notice on February 1 of his anti-judiciary remarks and later initiated contempt of court hearing against him.

The verdict in the case was reserved on July 11.

The PMLN leader, who served as state minister for Interior, can challenge   his conviction in the Supreme Court.

Earlier on March 15, SC indicted Talal Chaudhry for allegedly committing contempt of court.

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