A Supreme Court (SC) three-member bench headed by the Justice Sheikh Azmat has indicted Federal Privatisation Minister Daniyal Aziz on contempt of court case today.

Justice Mushir Alam read the verdict. The PML-N leader, however, denied all the allegations against him and pleaded not guilty.

The court has directed the accused to present evidence in his defence after which the proceedings will continue.

The next hearing of the case will be announced later.

Daniyal Aziz has indicted under the Article no 204 and Contempt of Court Ordinance 2003.

During the hearing case last week, the bench which includes Justice Mushir Alam and Mazhar Miankhel, dismissed Aziz's reply to the court.

Daniyal Aziz’s attorney Ali Raza has informed the court that the media reports about his client’s anti-judiciary speeches were bogus.

“Being a parliamentarian I cannot even think of insulting the state’s institutions including judiciary”, he stated in his response.

He further stated, “Media ran my comments out of context”.

He has also pleaded the court to take back the show-cause notice issued to him.

The apex court issued a show-cause notice to PML-N leader on February 19, over his controversial statements on media.