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The Lahore High Court has accepted the apology of former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal and disposed of the contempt of court notice issued to him.

A three-member bench of the LHC, headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Akber heard the case in Lahore on Monday. Accepting a written apology submitted by Iqbal, the court let off the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader with a warning. Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi advised Iqbal to adopt good behaviour during court proceedings.

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The petition, which submitted against Ahsan Iqbal, stated that Iqbal had used contemptuous terms for judges. The petitioner’s lawyer Azhar Siddiqui had stated that it was the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (PEMRA) duty to keep a check on contemptuous speeches.

After the hearing, speaking to the journalists outside the court, Ahsan Iqbal said that they respect the Judiciary and all political parties should work together for the betterment of Pakistan.

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