The judges told him not to repeat the offence
The Supreme Court wrapped up on Thursday the contempt of court case against MNA Dr Aamir Liaquat and accepted his unconditional apology.
It has cautioned him not to repeat the offence in which he used hate speech and derogatory language against individuals, including media persons. The case was initiated against him for failing to adhere to earlier promises not to use hate speech again.
The three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar had ordered him to tender an unconditional apology in the case.
When he was tendering his apology, the chief justice observed that from his face he did not seem to be very apologetic. Dr Liaquat said that if he makes the mistake again he will give up his right to apologise.
When the petitioner’s lawyer opposed the apology, Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan asked how an apology could be opposed.
The court had on November 7 rejected his apology and indicted him under Article 204, which refers to contempt of court.