ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted ten days to Federal Minister for Privatisation Daniyal Aziz for engaging his counsel to represent him in a contempt of court case.

A three-member bench, headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, heard the contempt case against Daniyal Aziz conducted the court proceedings on Wednesday.

Last week, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had taken a suo motu notice and issued the contempt notice to Federal Minister for Privatisation Daniyal Aziz for contemptuous speeches against the apex court with a special reference to the Panama case against former prime minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

The Federal Minister, however, contended that the contempt notice does not mention reason behind its issuance. Upon this, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed said that all will become clear.

The court then directed the minister to engage his counsel in ten days besides issuing a notice to Attorney General to appear before the court on February 19.

After the hearing, while talking to reporters outside the court, Daniyal Aziz said that he respects the judiciary with the core of his heart.