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Nawaz, Maryam’s speeches haven’t been banned, explains CJP

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday clarified that the Lahore High Court didn’t restrain former premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz from making speeches, but directed the Pemra to ensure no anti-judiciary speeches are aired on television channels.  Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, who headed a three-judge bench, said newspapers wrongly reported that a ban has been imposed on speeches by Sharif and his daughter. The Attorney General read out the LHC verdict in the courtroom, saying it had…

Everyone has right to protest, speech: Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: In a veiled criticism of Monday’s ruling of the Lahore High Court (LHC) banning the airing of his, Maryam Nawaz and other party leaders’ speeches against the judiciary, former premier Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said protest is the right of every person and that people cannot be stopped from expressing their opinion. Speaking to the media on the premises of the accountability court in Islamabad, Sharif said the constitution, and law calls for giving due respect to vote. “I talk about the rights of 220 million…

CJP Nisar says exercising restraint in face of criticism

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday observed that anti-judiciary slogans were raised after the Supreme Court’s verdict on time-limit for the disqualification of parliamentarians under Article 62 (1)(f), but the court has been exercising restraint. During the hearing of a case, the chief justice remarked that people were made to raise anti-judiciary slogans following the court verdict. “Anti-judiciary slogans were raised using women shield. What can we say to women? Are there any men behind…

Court bans anti-judiciary speeches of Nawaz, Maryam

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday ordered Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to stop television channels from airing anti-judiciary speeches by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and other party leaders. The larger bench, headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi, gave this verdict on petitions seeking initiation of contempt cases against former premier Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and other PML-N leaders for criticizing the judiciary. It had reserved the verdict…