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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…

Petition against closure of TV channels filed in LHC

LAHORE: A petition calling for action against Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), for taking private news TV channels off air, was filed in the Lahore High Court on Monday. A citizen, Amena, has taken the federal government and PEMRA to the court for “illegally” ordering the television channels to go off air during a crackdown on protesters belonging to a religious group at Islamabad's Faizabad Interchange. On Saturday, the government had ordered closure of TV channels and blocking of social…