ISLAMABAD – Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday has dismissed contempt of court petitions against ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shehbaz Sharif and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar.
A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar conducted hearing on a petition filed by Mahmood Akhtar Naqvi.
The plaintiff said that Nawaz Sharif, after disqualification in Panama case, delivered speeches against Joint Investigation Team (JIT) which is unlawful over which the CJP said that the former PM used inappropriate words against JIT, not the court. We have record of anti-judiciary speeches of Sharif family which will be raised on a suitable time, he added.
Meanwhile, the court has also disposed of petitions against Federal Minister for Privatisation Daniyal Aziz, Federal Minister for Railways Saad Rafique, ex-PM Yousaf Raza Gillani and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Firdous Ashiq Awan.
On the occasion, strict security measurements have also been ensured to avoid any untoward situation.
Earlier, Islamabad High Court (IHC) had declared petition filed against ex-prime minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz’s anti-judiciary speeches as admissible.
Justice Amir Farooq conducted hearing on the plea of Adnan Iqbal during which, the plaintiff said that Nawaz and Maryam are spreading anarchy against courts, adding that their speeches come under contempt of court therefore, launch investigation against them, he urged.
LHC had also merged contempt of court petitions against Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz. The judge asked advocate Azhar, why he is not approaching Supreme Court (SC) for this case over which, he responded that LHC can also hold proceeding on it.
On August 10, Nawaz Sharif departed for Lahore from Islamabad via GT Road and reached on August 13amid applause and love from the passionate Pakistan Muslim-League-Nawaz (PML-N) supporters.
Throughout the journey, Nawaz Sharif addressed in big cities including Gujrat, Gujranwala, Muridke and Lahore and denied the SC decision, asking his workers to support him.