Plea filed in top court seeking ban on airing Nawaz's speeches

Published: August 12, 2017
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: File

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: File

A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Saturday seeking a ban on TV channels airing ousted PM Nawaz Sharif’s speeches and also contempt proceedings against him for his “anti-judiciary” remarks.

In his petition filed in the apex court’s Lahore registry, citizen Mehmood Akhtar submitted that the former PM had been continuously insisting that there was a conspiracy behind the verdict that disqualified him.

Therefore, he added, Sharif was accusing the top court’s judges of involvement in a conspiracy to oust him.

The petitioner prayed to the court that as Sharif’s speeches were tantamount to contempt of court and sedition, they should be banned from being aired on TV and action should be taken against him.

Sharif calls ouster ‘insult to voters’

Last month, the apex court had unanimously disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif due to his failure to disclose his ‘un-withdrawn receivables, constituting assets’ in his nomination papers filed ahead of the 2013 general elections.

The court also ordered NAB to file the references within six weeks before the accountability court of Rawalpindi-Islamabad on the basis of the material collected and referred to by the Joint Investigating Team that probed into Sharif’s offshore assets as revealed in April last year by Panama Papers.

A defiant Sharif, during his ‘homecoming’ rally from Islamabad to Lahore via GT Road, criticised the judiciary for forcing him to quit as prime minister, saying it was an ‘insult’ to 200 million people of Pakistan that their elected leader was unceremoniously ousted with a single stroke of pen.



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Reader Comments (3)

  • asif
    Aug 12, 2017 - 6:58PM

    SC should take suo moti noticeRecommend

  • syed & syed
    Aug 13, 2017 - 1:28AM

    Twenty million. How many you got and many your party. So do not talk rubbish of 20MRecommend

  • Sean
    Aug 13, 2017 - 3:46AM

    His speeches are not different than Altaf Hussein, just ban him for all national forums, tv, radio and newspapers.Recommend

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