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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday accepted a contempt of court petition against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz for making speeches critical of the judiciary.

The father-daughter duo has drawn ire for their criticism of the Supreme Court’s (SC) Panamagate verdict which disqualified the former PM for failing to disclose a receivable salary as an asset. The PML-N chief and Maryam have accused the court of bias and prejudice against Nawaz and have termed the decision an “insult” to the “public’s vote”.

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Multiple petitions have been filed in different courts against Nawaz and Maryam accusing them of contempt of court.

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