Analysis: Verdict against Daniyal Aziz sets precedent

June 28, 2018

A precedent has now been set that will prevent politicians from future campaigns against the judiciary, said analyst Adnan Adil.

The Supreme Court convicted PML-N leader Daniyal Aziz for contempt of court on Thursday. According to Adil, former PM Nawaz Sharif ran a scandalous campaign against the Supreme Court judges after the Panama Papers case verdict. “His team, including Daniyal Aziz and Nehal Hashmi, ran propaganda against the judges,” he said. “The state had to assert itself.”

According to the analyst, the campaign against the judiciary was “tantamount to treason”. He said that Aziz will be disqualified like former PM Yousuf Raza Gillani for five years.