LHC ordered Pemra not to air anti-judiciary remarks by Nawaz and other Leaders

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday barred Pakistan Electronic Media and Regulatory Authority (Pemra) from airing anti-judiciary speeches by the Sharif brothers -Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif – and sixteen other members of the Parliament.

Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted by the Supreme Court last month after stringing of corruption charges, and his party leaders have been quite vocal against the court and judges in their speeches in recent public gatherings.

According to the LHC order, Pemra must ensure that no statement of the Sharif brothers and PML-N ministers targeting judiciary be aired.

The court also sought reply from the chairman Pemra and its Council of Complaint in this regard.

Legal expert Azhar Siddique said the court issued the orders after a petition filed against ruling Sharif family for their frequent tirades against judiciary after Nawaz Sharif’s ouster.

On July 28, a five-judge Supreme Court bench disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a unanimous verdict in the Panamagate case, thus cutting short his third stint in power.

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