Lahore HC bans airing anti-judiciary speeches of ex-PM Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani high court docket has banned TV stations from airing alleged anti-judiciary speeches of the previous Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and other party leaders of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for the next 15 days.

A three-judge bench of the Lahore High Court (HC) was listening to petitions against alleged contemptuous speeches by way of PML-N leaders since Sharif was ousted from place of job in a graft case July 28, 2017.

The court docket referred the petitions to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Monday to come to a decision the cases within 15 days and until that point refrained information channels from airing any contemptuous remarks.


“Until the authority makes a decision the court cases, no alleged anti-judiciary speeches delivered by way of PML-N leaders can be aired on TV channels all through the 15 days. The judiciary can even observe content material on channels to ensure no violations happen,” the court docket ruled.


About 27 miscellaneous contempt petitions had been filed in the Lahore HC against Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, ousted PM Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and 14 other lawmakers because the disqualification of Sharif in the Panama Papers case verdict.


Following his ouster, Sharif had launched a tirade against the judges, asking huge crowds in his countrywide rallies, “Millions of other people voted me to energy however five other people desecrated the sanctity of your vote by way of throwing me out. Do you settle for this regulation of the jungle? Do you settle for this disrespect and insult?” An obvious “no” was an emphatic resolution from the group.


On Friday, Pakistan Supreme Court had barred Sharif from electoral politics for existence mentioning him cheating and now not righteous person.
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