ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Courtroom of Pakistan on Tuesday issued a show-cause discover to a PPP office-bearer for utilizing derogatory language in opposition to the chief justice. 

The apex court docket issued the discover Tuesday to PPP consultant Masood-ur-Rahman Abbasi, whose video has gone viral on social media. Within the video, Abbasi will be seen insulting the chief justice.

A four-member bench of the Supreme Courtroom, presided over by Justice Umar Ata Bandial held contempt proceedings in opposition to Rehman, who the court docket noticed was the Normal Secretary of the PPP within the PS-114 constituency.

Proceedings in opposition to the incendiary speech had been initiated on Monday.

Justice Bandial remarked that Abbasi had used “extremely derogatory” phrases in a speech in opposition to the chief justice, including that issuing such provocative language in opposition to the judiciary falls beneath the jurisdiction of contempt of court docket proceedings.

The apex court docket additionally issued summons to the Pakistan Digital Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and the Federal Investigation Company (FIA). The Supreme Courtroom instructed IG Sindh to make sure Abbasi was produced earlier than the court docket on the subsequent listening to.

The Supreme Courtroom adjourned the listening to until June 28.

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