Pak court halts airing Sharif's speeches for 15 days

Pak court halts airing Sharif's speeches for 15 days

"PEMRA has also been directed by the LHC to strictly monitor TV channels with regard to airing any anti-judiciary speeches/remarks and submit a report after 15 days", a court official told PTI.

The accused including former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar also appeared before the court.

He said Pemra had rejected an application against alleged anti-judiciary speeches on "technical grounds" using its authority.

Until the regulatory body decides the complaints, no alleged "anti-judiciary speeches" gave by PML-N leaders will be allowed to be aired during this two-weeks period, the court ruled.

Nawaz Sharif's lawyer said that PEMRA is bound to follow its code of conduct and that Supreme Court (SC) had not taken any notice of this issue.

The Supreme Court, however, dismissed multiple contempt of court petitions against the ousted prime minister last month, saying on one occasion: "Commenting cleanly on a [court] decision is the right of every citizen". Drawing attention to Article 68, Justice Naqvi said it even prevented the Parliament from criticising the judiciary and its decisions. "Instead of taking action, Pemra sought advice from judiciary".


Accountability court judge Mohammad Bashir resumed hearing of the corruption reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the light of the Panamagate verdict.

Meanwhile, Dogar again raised objections to the inclusion of Justice Naqvi in the bench.

The LHC judge affirmed that the bench will dispense justice and decide the case as per law.

The order was passed in response to a petition by the Judicial Activism Forum that said Sharif and his daughter had been making derogatory remarks about the judiciary in public rallies and media interactions.

"If they are not stopped they will continue attacking the judiciary, ? the petitioner said, requesting the court to initiate contempt of court proceedings against the respondents under the Contempt of Court Ordinance, 2003, read with Article 204 of the Constitution".

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