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Lahore High Court bans ousted PM Sharifs’ anti-judges speeches

Lahore high court on Thursday banned the broadcast of anti-judiciary speeches made by ousted Premier Nawaz Sharif and Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif.

The court’s verdict declaring the ban also includes 16 ministers.

Tge LHC has directed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ensure compliance and immediate implementation of the order.

Mr Sharif was ousted as the Prime Minister by the Supreme Court last month for hiding his overseas assets as revealed in Panama Papers. The ousted leader later criticised the judges for removing him without any solid reason.

LHC Justice Mamnoon Rasheed Sheikh, hearing a contempt of court petition filed by Amaan Welfare Foundation president Amina Malik, issued notices to Pemra Chairman Absar Alam and to the regulatory authority’s council of complaints asking them to file a report regarding what the petitioner termed ‘anti-judiciary speeches’ made by the former premier and other PML-N parliamentarians in the past.

Pemra has been ordered to file the report by September 12 — the date of the next hearing of the case.

LHC tells Pemra to provisionally stop airing ‘anti-judiciary’ speeches by PML-N leaders Idrees Sheikh.


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