Contempt plea against Nawaz Sharif fixed for hearing by IHC

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The Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court has scheduled a hearing for tomorrow to address the contempt plea filed in 2018.

In June 2018, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued a contempt of court notice to the former prime minister.

Justice Amir Farooq presided over the case involving the ban on the live coverage of Nawaz Sharif’s contemptuous speeches.

Advocate Makhdoom Niyaz Inqilabi supported his petition by stating that the PML-N leader has continually disrespected the judiciary and other state institutions in the media.

As a result, he requested a stay order to halt the live broadcast of Nawaz Sharif’s speeches until the high court reaches a verdict in the case.

The petitioner also urged for newspapers to be prohibited from publishing the contents of the former prime minister’s speeches.

It should be noted that Nawaz Sharif, who had been in self-imposed exile since 2019, departed for London in the middle of his seven-year jail term on medical grounds. The elder Sharif returned to Pakistan on October 21.

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