LHC adjourns contempt plea hearing against Maryam Nawaz
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday adjourned a petition seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, for criticizing the superior court judges.
A bench of the court put off the petition till Tuesday (tomorrow) due to absence of the petitioner’s lawyer.
Advocate Azhar Siddique petitioned the high court, submitting that Maryam Nawaz has been severely criticizing superior court judges after the disqualification of her father in the Panama Papers case.
He submitted that the daughter of the former prime minister was making derogatory remarks against the judiciary and other state institutions, besides holding judges up to ridicule in her statements, which is a criminal offence.
On Oct 3, in a series of tweets, Maryam Nawaz took a swipe at judges by comparing their remarks in a disqualification petition against Imran Khan with the verdict in the Panama papers case.
It is apropos to highlight here that the PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi has petitioned Supreme Court against PTI Chief Imran Khan and secretary general Jahangir Khan Tareen over charges of non-disclosure of assets and existence of offshore companies, seeking their disqualification.