Pak court bans airing of Sharifs anti-judiciary speeches for 15 days

LHC bars Pemra from airing anti-judiciary content

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"It is part of the code of conduct that a (judicial) matter can not be discussed until the court takes the final decision; however, news channels have been crossing the limit by broadcasting talk shows on such cases", said Chudhry Khadim Huddain, editor of a national daily. On Friday, Pakistan Supreme Court had barred Sharif from electoral politics for life declaring him dishonest and not righteous person.

He asserted that the regulator had completely failed to fulfill its duty to ensure stoppage of contemptuous speeches.

PEMRA's counsel told that the authority gave a verdict but the judge said that the petition was later dismissed by PEMRA on technical grounds. Such verdicts are only delivered in Pakistan, he said.

In a reference to Lahore High Court's orders to PEMRA against airing his speeches, he said "We will win no matter how much restrictions are placed".

It is the fourth full bench which decided the case as earlier three benches got dissolved due to different reasons.

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Maryam's counsel Amjad Pervez has resumed cross-examination of Wajid Zia the head of the joint investigation team that probed into the Sharif family's assets.

Multiple petitions have been filed in different courts against them over alleged contempt of court.

The Supreme Court took suo motu notice of the "anti-judiciary speeches" of former PM Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Maryam Nawaz and issued summons. "In case of a live transmission, no one can predict what a speaker is going to say".

PML-N President and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif called on his elder brother and party Quaid Nawaz Sharif at Jattiumra yesterday.

It also summoned the attorney general (AG) of Pakistan as well as advocate generals of all four provinces and registrar Lahore High Court. "But the other side should also have moved on".

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