‘Contempt of court’: IHC to hear petition against Nawaz in October

Petitioner argues the former premier committed contempt of court in his Aug 25 Lahore speech


News Desk September 18, 2017
Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Islamabad High Court has accepted a petition alleging former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has committed contempt of court.

According to Express News, the petition was accepted by IHC judge, Mohsin Akhter Kiyani.

The petitioner, Makhdoom Niazi Inqalabi, has maintained that Nawaz, in his August 25 speech in Lahore, committed contempt of court. The petition states that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief spoke about ‘collusion’ of judiciary and ‘establishment’, which was an insult to the judiciary.

Accepting the petition, the IHC has scheduled the hearing of the case for October 1.

Panamagate case: Sharif family’s review petitions thrown out

On July 28, a five-member top court bench hearing the Panama Papers case of Sharif family’s offshore assets had disqualified Nawaz from the PM’s office for failing to declare a salary, which he had not withdrawn as an executive of Dubai-based company, as an asset when filing his nomination papers in 2013.

Against the disqualification, the PML-N leader gave a series of speeches against the apex court verdict. He also filed a review petition against the decision, which was rejected last week.

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