General

LHC issues notices to Nawaz, Maryam and Rana Sana over contempt of court allegations

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday issued notices to former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah over contempt of court allegations.
The notices were issued following a petition filed by Amna Malik on Monday accused Nawaz, Maryam and Sanaullah of inciting hatred against the judiciary in their speeches at the PML-N’s Jaranwala rally on January 27.
Malik’s lawyer urged the court to issue a notice to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority as well for permitting the broadcast of speeches critical of the judiciary.
The lawyer requested the court to take action against the nominated parties.
The court ordered all parties submit their responses and adjourned the case until Feb 14.
The father-daughter Sharif duo have drawn ire for their criticism of the Supreme Court’s (SC) Panamagate verdict which disqualified the former PM for failing to disclose a receivable salary as an asset.
The PML-N chief and Maryam, as well as other party leaders, have accused the court of bias and prejudice against Nawaz and have termed the decision an “insult” to the “public’s vote”.
Multiple petitions have been filed in different courts against them accusing them of contempt of court.