The judiciary’s respect will not increase just through contempt of court sentences. Its respect will increase the day the courts hand out sentences for contempt of the Constitution, said PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry on Thursday.
Chaudhry spoke to the media minutes after he stepped out of the courtroom having served his sentence ‘till the rising of the court’. The Supreme Court disqualified him for five years for committing contempt of court and also fined him Rs0.1 million.
“We saw our people get martyred just to see the respect of the judiciary increase,” he said. “And if today’s sentence increases the judiciary’s respect, I accept it because I am a democrat. It’s because I took the oath to protect the Constitution and because I am a follower of Nawaz Sharif.”
He said that justice will prevail in the country when dictators are hanged.
According to him, the PML-N’s leaders and workers are all patriots. “There is no question about our patriotism and honesty,” he said and cited the examples of how the party’s leadership played a crucial role in the nuclear bomb testing and CPEC.