ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed former federal minister for law and justice and PPP central leader Babar Awan to submit the defence witness in contempt of court matter till June 27.A two-member bench comprising Justice Ijaz Afzal and Justice Muhammad Athar Saeed heard Awan’s contempt of court case.In the last hearing charges were framed against Awan for committing contempt of court in press conference held on 1st December 2011 following the constitution of commission on memo scam.During the hearing the Awan’s counsel did not appear before the court. Attorney General Irfan Qadir being the prosecutor submitted the CD of the contentious press conference held in PID to malign the judiciary. On the question of court, Irfan stated that he had submitted the CD of press conference as a prosecution evidence.Awan appealed to the court that his trial should not be like that of Aafia Siddiqui. Justice Ejaz, heading the bench said Awan’s case had no resemblance with Aafia’s case and that he would be given the opportunity to defend himself, adding, nothing would be done in hurry.Awan said his objection should be brought on record that the press conference was not a contempt of court. He prayed that he should be allowed to plead the case himself. The former minister said that through unconditional apology he tried to find a mid-way but the court did not accept his apology.He said that being a senior lawyer of the country he wanted to maintain the dignity of the court and, therefore, did not prefer the trial of the case and had not pondered upon the defence witnesses. But now he needed at least eight weeks to file the evidence. He said that he had objection on the presentation of CD as a prosecution witness.The court, however, rejected Awan’s objections to the evidence submitted and adjourned the case’s hearing till June 27.The former minister was indicted on May 17 for committing contempt and bringing the Supreme Court into hatred and ridicule by defaming and scandalising through his Dec 1, 2011, press conference.He is facing the contempt charge for his media jibe against judiciary at a press conference soon after the Dec 1, 2011, order of the Supreme Court in which an inquiry was ordered to investigate the Memogate scandal by Tariq Khosa.Awan, along with some cabinet colleagues, had launched a tirade and openly attacked the family of Justice Asif Khosa for being brother of Tariq Khosa.The former minister twice tendered apology before the Supreme Court, especially to Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, for his utterances in the press conference against the judiciary.