Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday approved for hearing a contempt of court case against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam Safdar, reported Express News.
IHC Justice Amir Farooq approved for hearing the contempt of court case which was filed by Adnan Iqbal and made Nawaz, Maryam, Pemra and various others a party.
The petitioner said that after being disqualified in the Panama Papers case Nawaz and his daughter had spread hatred about the courts. During their speeches at the Kot Momin rally and Punjab House, both of them passed anti-judiciary comments.
The petitioner further pleaded that Nawaz and Maryam’s speeches surmount to contempt of court and that a case should be filed against them.
This is not the first time the former premier has been accused of passing anti-judiciary remarks. In September last year, IHC had accepted a petition alleging former prime minister of committing contempt of court, The petitioner, Makhdoom Niazi Inqalabi, maintained that Nawaz, in his August 25 speech in Lahore, committed contempt of court. The petition stated that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief spoke about ‘collusion’ of judiciary and ‘establishment’, which was an insult to the judiciary,
Many issues including rising political tensions in Balochistan were discussed
A five-judge larger bench on Jan 30 will determine whether their disqualification under Article 62(1)(f) is perpetual
Maryam says despite a three-generation accountability, nothing was proved against her father