LHC temporarily bans airing anti-judiciary speeches of Nawaz, Maryam

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16 Apr, 2018 1:14 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – The Lahore High Court ordered on Monday 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 ordered Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to take decision on the petition in 15 days.

A three-member Lahore High Court bench headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi heard the contempt case against PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz. 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 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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