Lahore High Court Summons Secretary PEMRA Over Anti-judiciary Speeches

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Lahore High Court summons Secretary PEMRA over anti-judiciary speeches

The Lahore High Court (LHC) Thursday summoned Secretary of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in person on a petition, seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and other Pakistan Muslim League-N senior leaders for allegedly defaming the judiciary, and imposition of a ban on broadcast of their speeches.

LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th Mar, 2018 ) :The Lahore High Court (LHC) Thursday summoned Secretary of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in person on a petition, seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and other Pakistan Muslim League-N senior leaders for allegedly defaming the judiciary, and imposition of a ban on broadcast of their speeches.

The court, seeking a report and para-wise comments from PEMRA, also ordered for implementation of PEMRA's code of conduct regarding the speeches. The single bench comprising Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi passed the orders on a petition, filed by one Munir Ahmad.