LAHORE: The Lahore Excessive Courtroom on Thursday issued notices to the Pakistan Digital Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and Maryam Nawaz, daughter of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, on a petition in search of contempt proceedings towards the latter for uttering ‘outrageous’ remarks towards judges of the Supreme Courtroom.
Amina Malik of the Civil Society Community had filed the petition in reference to current tweets of Ms Maryam allegedly towards the judiciary.
Petitioner’s counsel Azhar Siddique advised the courtroom that Maryam and her father had been utilizing contemptuous language because the graduation of trial in accountability courtroom as directed by the Supreme Courtroom in Panama case.
He stated Maryam had been making an attempt to defame the establishment of judiciary, which amounted to clear contempt of courtroom. He stated it was the obligation of Pemra to cease airing of contemptuous statements given by Maryam however the authority miserably failed to take action acted partisan.
Advocate Siddique argued that the judiciary had jurisdiction over all problems with judicial nature and unique authority to determine whether or not a problem of political or non-political submitted for its choice.
He argued that there shall not be any inappropriate or unwarranted interference in judicial course of, nor judicial selections or observations handed by the courts could possibly be subjected to criticism and maneuvering on the media as Maryam had been doing.
The lawyer requested the courtroom to situation a discover to the respondent underneath contempt of courtroom costs and in addition punish her beneath the regulation.
Justice Shahid Karim issued notices to the respondents for Dec 20.
Revealed in Daybreak, December 1st, 2017
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