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LHC bans airing of Nawaz, Maryam's 'anti-judiciary' speeches for 15 days

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  1. Norwegian

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    Bhaiooo Bhaiooo Mujhe Kioon Ban Kiya?

    The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday temporarily barred TV channels from airing alleged "anti-judiciary speeches" uttered by PML-N supreme leader Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and other leaders.

    A three-judge full bench, headed by Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, and comprising Justice Atir Mahmood and Justice Chaudhry Masood Jahangir, had taken up a set of petitions against "anti-judiciary speeches" delivered by PML-N leaders.

    The bench directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to decide the complaints pending with it regarding the alleged contemptuous speeches within 15 days as well.

    Until the authority decides the complaints, no alleged "anti-judiciary speeches" delivered by PML-N leaders will be allowed to be aired during the 15 days, the court ruled.

    Following the Panama Papers verdict which led to Sharif's disqualification as premier, he and other PML-N leaders have drawn ire for their criticism of the judiciary.

    Multiple petitions have been filed in different courts against them over alleged contempt of court. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and federal and provincial ministers of the PML-N have also been made respondents in the petitions.

    In January, the Islamabad High Court had accepted a contempt of court petition against Sharif and his daughter Maryam for making speeches critical of the judiciary.

    The Supreme Court, however, dismissed multiple contempt of court petitions against the ousted prime minister last month, saying on one occasion: "Commenting cleanly on a [court] decision is the right of every citizen
     
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    Good move
    Nawaz is so used to acting like a King that he forgets that he's nothing but a servant of the people.
     
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    this is against freedom of stupidity.
     
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    some of his parliamentarian quote his words while dealing with them .... kinda shocking for me , in his personal life and dealing with his party people , he literally choose a Kings court lingo ...
     
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    Can some one put these two monkeys in a cage please? Disgusting animals these father and daughter.
     
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    The most absurd decision ..
    Instead of punishing culprets fro contempt of court... they gag people... completley against norms of law and basic rights...
     
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    youtube star in the making!

    pewdiepie will have competition now!

    jab insaf ki G phaati hai toh aissay he failsay hootay hain!
     
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    Great move. One step closer to seeing them swing from a noose.
     
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    SC upholds bar on 'anti-judiciary content', clarifies PML-N leaders' speeches have not been banned
    Haseeb BhattiUpdated April 17, 2018
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    Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, while wrapping up a suo motu notice on Tuesday, upheld the Lahore High Court's (LHC) decision to bar TV channels from airing anti-judiciary speeches on television in the future.

    The LHC's decision — announced while hearing petitions against "contemptuous" speeches by PML-N leaders — directly affects Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and other leaders from the party, all of whom have been involved in anti-judiciary tirades since the Panamagate verdict came out last year.

    Earlier today, while taking suo motu notice of the LHC's decision, the Supreme Court had summoned a record of complaints against the speeches by PML-N leaders filed with the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra).

    The court also summoned the attorney general (AG) of Pakistan as well as advocate generals of all four provinces and LHC registrar.

    AG Ashtar Ausaf appeared before the bench and presented the LHC decision. "I want to read out the LHC's decision in court," he said.

    "You may be the first person to actually read this decision," the chief justice replied, adding that all media outlets took the LHC's decision out of context and said that the court had banned speeches by Nawaz and Maryam, "which is not the case. Where in the verdict does it say that speeches [from the two leaders] have been banned?"

    "Maryam Nawaz and Nawaz Sharif can come here and speak for as long as they want," Justice Nisar said and added, "Is there anyone in this country who would disagree with Article 19 of the 1973 Constitution?"

    "I cannot believe that court reporters gave this incorrect news — who was it that made changes to the actual news?" the chief justice said while expressing dissatisfaction on the way the media outlets carried the news.

    Article 19 of the 1973 Constitution, while allowing all citizens freedom of speech, also says that the freedom is "subject to any reasonable restrictions imposed by law in the interest of the glory of Islam or the integrity, security or defence of Pakistan or any part thereof, friendly relations with foreign States, public order, decency or morality, or in relation to contempt of court, or incitement to an offence".

    The CJP had earlier remarked that it is very important for the parties in the case to be present. At this the AG said that Maryam and Nawaz may not be in the city and, therefore, not available today.

    Justice Ijazul Ahsan, however, remarked that they have their accountability court hearing today and should be in Islamabad.

    The PML-N leaders were served notices by the court to appear in person or by counsel today. "We are here until 7pm," the CJP said.

    Clarification: In a news item on April 16, it was erroneously reported that the LHC had banned "anti-judiciary" speeches by Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and other PML-N leaders. The error is regretted.
     
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    nothing improves with age....................
     
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