SC to take up LHC verdict banning anti-judiciary speeches


ISLAMABAD April 17 (TNS): A three-member Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar will take up at 2 pm the moto case regarding the Lahore High Court’s decision banning live telecast of the anti-judiciary speeches by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz and other leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-N.

The bench has issued notices to Sharif, Maryam, PEMRA chief and others besides summoning the record of the LHC order.
The bench has observed that the LHC decision was misinterpreted by the media without looking into the written order.
The court has asked Sharif and Maryam to appear in person or sent their counsel during the hearing of the case.
A day earlier, LHC handed down the decision against the ‘anti-judiciary’ speeches by the former premier, his daughter and other party leaders.