Pak court halts air­ing Sharif's speeches for 15 days

The Free Press Journal - - WORLD -

A Pak­istani court on Mon­day or­dered the coun­try's elec­tronic me­dia watch­dog to stop the TV chan­nels from air­ing anti-ju­di­ciary speeches by ousted prime min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif, his daugh­ter Maryam Nawaz and his other aides, and sub­mit a re­port within 15 days.

A three-mem­ber La­hore High Court bench headed by Jus­tice Maza­hir Ali Naqvi also di­rected Pak­istan Elec­tronic Me­dia Reg­u­la­tory Au­thor­ity (PEMRA) to de­cide all pend­ing com­plaints re­gard­ing the al­leged con­temp­tu­ous speeches within 15 days and de­vise a frame­work.The court also re­jected an ap­pli­ca­tion filed by Ad­vo­cate A K Dogar on be­half of Sharif re­quest­ing that Jus­tice Naqvi re­cuse him­self from the full bench.

"PEMRA has also been di­rected by the LHC to strictly mon­i­tor TV chan­nels with re­gard to air­ing any an­ti­ju­di­ciary speeches/re­marks and sub­mit a re­port af­ter 15 days," a court of­fi­cial told PTI. He said the bench also dis­missed Sharif's pe­ti­tion chal­leng­ing the ju­ris­dic­tion of the court in this mat­ter.

Sharif, 68, is fac­ing three cor­rup­tion cases linked to the Panama Pa­pers case in an anti-graft court.

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