Anti-judiciary speeches: SC to hear case against PML-N leaders today

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ISLAMABAD : – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar will hear case pertaining to anti-judiciary speeches against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders today (Tuesday).

A three-member bench headed by CJP will conducted proceedings on the petition filed by Mahmood Akhtar Naqvi.

These leaders include PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif, party president and Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shehbaz Sharif, Privatisation Minister Daniyal Aziz and Federal Minister for Railways Saad Rafique whereas former PML-N senior leader Javed Hashmi has also been summoned.

On the other hand, SC has also directed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan to appear in court for using inappropriate statements against former CJP Iftekhar Chaudhry.

Earlier, Islamabad High Court (IHC) had declared petition filed against ex-prime minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz’s anti-judiciary speeches as admissible.

Justice Amir Farooq conducted hearing on the plea of Adnan Iqbal during which, the plaintiff said that Nawaz and Maryam are spreading anarchy against courts, adding that their speeches come under contempt of court therefore, launch investigation against them, he urged.

LHC had also merged contempt of court petitions against Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz. The judge asked advocate Azhar, why he is not approaching Supreme Court (SC) for this case over which, he responded that LHC can also hold proceeding on it.

On August 10, Nawaz Sharif departed for Lahore from Islamabad via GT Road and reached on August 13amid applause and love from the passionate Pakistan Muslim-League-Nawaz (PML-N) supporters.

Throughout the journey, Nawaz Sharif addressed in big cities including Gujrat, Gujranwala, Muridke and Lahore and denied the SC decision, asking his workers to support him.

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