CJ takes suo motu notice of LHC ban on airing speeches of Nawaz, Maryam

17 Apr, 2018 12:56 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday took suo motu notice of the ban imposed by Lahore High Court (LHC) on airing the speeches of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and others.

The CJP issued notices to the attorney general and the four advocate generals.

Justice Saqib Nisar has also summoned record from the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) Registrar.

Earlier, a three-member Lahore High Court bench headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi had ordered a temporary ban on the airing of contemptuous speeches by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and other party leaders.

The court had ordered Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to take decision on the petition in 15 days.

Giving the decision on over two dozen petitions filed against ‘anti-judiciary’ speeches by party leaders, the court ordered the PEMRA to decide on the petitions in 15 days.

Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi had also ruled that the court will personally monitor PEMRA’s conduct in the next two weeks to see how it implements the court’s order. The court asked PEMRA for strict monitoring of anti-judiciary speeches.

The court had reserved verdict on petitions on Monday. The petitions seeking a ban on the anti-judiciary speeches will now be decided by the PEMRA.





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