Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Daniyal Aziz, who had been declared disqualified from holding public office by the Supreme Court of Pakistan after being found in contempt of court, on Wednesday withdrew his plea against the disqualification verdict.

He was unwilling to share his reason for the decision.

Earlier, on June 28, the Supreme Court had held the PML-N leader in contempt of court and sentenced him till the rising of the court.

The sentence rendered him disqualified from contesting elections for a period of five years under Article 63(1)(g) of the Constitution. 

Afterwards, on August 4, the PML-N leader had filed an appeal against his conviction and disqualification from contesting elections. In his appeal, Aziz had denied ever saying the words for which he was held in contempt.

"I never said the words that were written in the newspaper and for which I was held in contempt," he had claimed while talking to the media.

"I never violated the court's orders," he said. "In fact, me and my party [the PML-N] have always implemented the court's orders. To disagree is our right, we have always done that and will keep on doing it."

On February 7 this year, the apex court had issued a notice to Aziz for contempt of court for an 'anti-judiciary' speech made by him.

On March 13, the SC had indicted Aziz in the contempt case. The proceedings were held under the Contempt of the Court Ordinance 2003, read with Article 204 of the Constitution, against Aziz for making derogatory and contemptuous speeches and statements against the apex court which were also telecast by different television channels.