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Anti-judiciary speeches: SC hears petition against PML-N leaders

Anti-judiciary speeches: SC hears petition against PML-N leaders

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

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

On the occasion, strict security measurements have also been ensured to avoid any untoward situation.

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 13 amid 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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