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LHC Constitutes Full Bench Over Anti-judiciary Speeches

Lahore (March 19, 2018): The Lahore High Court has constituted full bench on Monday to hear the case seeking ban on anti-judiciary speeches of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, and other PML-N leaders.

According to details, LHC full bench will hear the petition seeking ban on anti-judiciary speeches being delivered by the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and others.The three-member full bench headed by Justice Mazahir Bari Naqvi and  comprises of justice Atir Mehmood and justice Shahid Bilal will hear the case next week on the petition sought ban on anti-judiciary speeches.

The petition was filed by Amna Malik argued that the PML-N leadership had been making derogatory speeches against the judges of the Supreme Court since the verdict of Sharif’s disqualification in Panama Papers case was announced.

He said Pemra had been willfully allowing broadcast of hate speeches and defamatory and contemptuous remarks on television channels, as it took no action to enforce its code of conduct.

The counsel said ousted prime minister Sharif was now an ordinary citizen as he neither held any public office nor was he a member of any political party in wake of the disqualification judgment. But, he said, Sharif and other leaders of the PML-N had been trying to portray the Supreme Court’s judgment wrong and prejudiced.

On March 16, Lahore High Court (LHC) judge Syed Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi has asked the LHC chief justice to constitute a larger bench to hear the multiple petitions pending against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and other PML-N leaders over alleged anti-judiciary tirades.

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