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LHC to indict accused involved in anti-judiciary speeches on May 11

LHC to indict accused involved in anti-judiciary speeches on May 11

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday has decided to indict the accused, involved in anti-judiciary speeches during Kasur rally, on May 11.

Member of provincial assembly (MPA) Naeem Safdar, Ayaz Ahmed and others appeared in LHC during a hearing over petition filed against anti-judiciary speeches case.

The officers played a CD in courtroom after which lawyer requested to adjourn the hearing, however, the court turned down his appeal and continued the proceedings.

Meanwhile, the judge also asked the accused if they want to say anything in their defence over which, they sought pardon and requested the court to be lenient with them.

We are ashamed and have nothing to say, they added.

In April, police detained as many as 50 Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers for holding protest against institutions in Kasur on Wednesday.

The rally was held at Shahbaz Road under the supervision of member of National Assembly (MNA) Waseem Akhtar Sheikh and member of provincial assembly (MPA) Naeem Safdar Ansari. Slogans and foul language against judicial system were also used during the protest.

The security personnel lodged two separate cases on the applications of Advocate Major (r) Habibur Rehman and Constable Abdul Rasheed against 80 people including chairman and vice chairman and launched a search operation to nab other culprits.

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