Islamabad (Staff Report): The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday took suo motu notice on the verdict passed by the Lahore High Court (LHC), imposing temporary ban on ‘anti-judiciary’ speeches made by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and other Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders.
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar summoned a copy of the LHC judgement.
The bench also issued a notice to PEMRA, instructing the regulatory body to present their point of view on the matter. The hearing is scheduled for 1 pm today.
A full bench of the LHC, comprising Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, Justice Atir Mahmood and Justice Chaudhary Masood Jahangir, on Monday ordered PEMRA to stop broadcasting speeches against the judiciary by Sharif, his daughter and other PML-N leaders. The court also directed PEMRA to decide all complaints regarding broadcasting anti-judiciary speeches within 15 days.