Lahore High Court bans airing of anti-judiciary speeches by Nawaz Sharif

Lahore High Court bans airing of anti-judiciary speeches by Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz Sharif and his sons Hussain and Hasan are accused in all three references whereas his daughter Maryam and son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar are named in the Avenfield reference only.

"Until the authority decides the complaints, no alleged anti-judiciary speeches delivered by PML-N leaders will be aired on TV channels during the 15 days".

A Pakistani court on Monday ordered the country's electronic media watchdog to stop the TV channels from airing anti-judiciary speeches by ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and his other aides, and submit a report within 15 days. The bench also issued a notice to PEMRA, instructing the regulatory body to present their point of view on the matter.

The political future of Sharif, who leads the countrys most powerful political family and his party (PML-N), has been hanging in the balance since then.

Justice Naqvi observed that whereas Article 19-A of the Constitution guarantees freedom of expression and the right to "fair criticism" to every citizen, the right is conditional to law and regulation.

"A person dissatisfied at a verdict should file a review petition", he added.

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The petitioner said PEMRA did not block these hateful and ridiculing remarks passed against the judiciary.

Subsequently, the court directed PEMRA to strictly monitor the speeches.

He said the court orders should explain what it means by speech against judiciary.

Maryam's counsel in the case resumed cross-examination of prosecution witness Wajid Zia, the head of the Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that probed the Sharif family's offshore assets.

Sharif said patriots have became traitors today, adding that he wanted all to get along. "But the other side should also have moved on".

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