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LHC to take up contempt petition against Maryam Nawaz tomorrow

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) is set to take up a contempt of court petition filed against Maryam Nawaz – daughter of deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif – on Monday (tomorrow). The petition has been filed by Advocate Azhar Siddique, adopting a stance that Maryam has been assassinating the character of judges through her tweets. The petitioner asserted that Maryam has been making derogatory remarks against the judiciary and other state institutions, besides holding the judges up to ridicule in her statements.…

ECP concludes contempt case against Imran Khan after apology

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) concluded the contempt proceedings against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday after the PTI chief submitted an unconditional apology to the election body over his remarks.  Imran Khan arrived at the ECP today to attend the contempt proceedings underway against him. The PTI chief reached the ECP premises in an extensive protocol. A large number of party workers and supporters were present at the ECP before his arrival including PTI…

LHC approves contempt petition against Punjab CM for hearing

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday approved Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) petition, seeking contempt proceedings, for hearing against Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and the provincial Chief Secretary. The petition has been filed over non compliance of  the court orders about releasing the Model Town commission report. The court has approved the petition for hearing on September 25. The petitioner has adopted a stance that the provincial government has flouted the court…

Petition against defiant Sharif filed in LHC for pouring scorn on judiciary

LAHORE: Another petition – seeking contempt proceedings – has been filed in Lahore High Court (LHC) against deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for pouring scorn on the judiciary in aftermath of landmark July 28 verdict by Supreme Court in Panamagate case, ARY News reported on Monday. The petition has been filed by a citizen, Syed Mehmood Akhtar Naqvi, who has adopted a stance that the former premier had tried to cause controversy over apex court’s disqualification verdict in Panamagate case while addressing a lawyers’…

Verdict reserved on maintainability of plea seeks contempt case against Sharif

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday has reserved a judgement on maintainability of a petition seeking contempt proceedings against deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for raging at judges and judiciary following his ouster in the Panama Papers case. Presenting arguments against the petition, Nawaz Sharif’s counsel termed the petitioner’s request as void. To which the petitioner contended that Nawaz Sharif in aftermath of his ouster has been publicly raging at Supreme Court’s judges, tainting the public veneration…