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IHC issues contempt of court notice to Nawaz Sharif

IHC issues contempt of court notice to Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday served the contempt of court notice to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

Justice Amir Farooq was hearing the case pertaining to ban the live coverage of Nawaz Sharif’s contemptuous speeches.

While supporting his petition, advocate Makhdoom Niyaz Inqilabi pleaded that Nawaz Sharif has been constantly disgracing judiciary and other state institutions on media.

Therefore, a stay order should be issued halting the live broadcast of Nawaz Sharif’s speeches unless the high court issues a verdict in the case.

The petitioner further implored that newspapers should also be barred from publishing the contents of Nawaz Sharif’s speeches.

IHC issued contempt notice to Nawaz Sharif, whereas notice were served seeking reply from the Ministry of Information, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and Press Council.

The hearing has been adjourned till July 3.

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