LHC to take up contempt case against Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday

  • 15 persons, including Khawaja Saad, Khawaja Asif and others made respondent
  • Nawaz alleges judges of not upholding sanctity of vote, says petitioner
Pakistan

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) has accepted a case for hearing seeking initiating contempt proceedings against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

The applicant has accused Nawaz Sharif of criticising the judiciary and alleging judges of not upholding the sanctity of vote.

Referring to Nawaz’s rally, it has been claimed that contempt of court was committed during Jhelum, Gujranwala and Lahore.

Around 15 persons, including Khawaja Saad Rafique, Khawaja Asif, Pemra chairman and other have been made respondent in the case.

The petitioner pleaded the court to launch contempt proceedings against Nawaz Sharif and others.

The court accepted the petition and will start hearing on Tuesday (tomorrow), while Advocate Azhar Siddique will represent the petitioner.

Talking to ARY News, Siddique said that a deposed person, who slammed the judiciary, was given official protocol.

He further said that Pemra head also did not take notice of such abusive addresses.

He urged the court to ensure the implementation of the Constitution.