Islamabad (February 19, 2018): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) accepting the plea against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif over contempt of court has set the February 20, today, for hearing.
The petition of contempt of court was filed by advocate Makhdoom Niaz Inqlabi and named secretary information and chairman Print and Electronic Regularity Authority (PEMRA) as respondents.
The judge of IHC justice Amir Farooq will hear the case on February 20.Petitioner requested, in his plea, to IHC for the ban on former prime minister Nawaz Sharif live speeches on electronic media.
He also has the stance that former PM Nawaz Sharif made the habit of character assassination of judges through his contemptuous speeches.
On January 31, the Lahore High Court issued a notice to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, demanding their response on a contempt of court case petitioned by Advocate Azahar Siddiqui.In the petition, Advocate Siddiqui maintained that Nawaz, his daughter Maryam Nawaz has made anti-judiciary speeches in the recently held Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Jalsa in Jaranwala, hence the court should initiate contempt of court proceedings against them.
While hearing the case, Justice Shahid Karim directed the petitioner to present of pieces of evidence of contempt in the next hearing.