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Information Minister Voices For Nawaz Sharif

State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Maryyam Auranzeb has said that journalists always played their vital role for democracy in the country.
Addressing in a ceremony regarding 8th Wage Board Award, she said 10 years of the democracy in the country will be completed by July, it would be better, if institutions work within their domains, Maryam added.
Referring to the yesterday’s remarks of the CJP, Maryam Aurangzeb said she barred activists of the party not to raise slogans.
On the occasion, Maryam Aurangzeb handed over notification of the 8th wage board award to PFUJ’s President, Afzal Butt.
It may be recalled that yesterday, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, while wrapping up a suo motu notice on Tuesday, upheld the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) decision to bar TV channels from airing alleged “anti-judiciary speeches” on television in the future.
Earlier on Tuesday, while taking suo motu notice of the LHC’s decision, the Supreme Court had summoned a record of complaints against the speeches by PML-N leaders filed with the Pemra.It also summoned the attorney general (AG) of Pakistan as well as advocate generals of all four provinces and LHC registrar.
AG Ashtar Ausaf appeared before the bench and presented the LHC decision. “I want to read out the LHC’s decision in court,” he said.
“You may be the first person to actually read this decision,” the chief justice replied, adding that all media outlets took the LHC’s decision out of context and said that the court had banned speeches by Nawaz and Maryam, “which is not the case, where in the verdict does it say that speeches [from the two leaders] have been banned?”“Maryam Nawaz and Nawaz Sharif can come here and speak for as long as they want,” Justice Nisar said and added, “Is there anyone in this country who would disagree with Article 19 of the 1973 Constitution?”