Islamabad High Court announces verdict in Nawaz Sharif petition over speeches ban

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Islamabad High Court announces verdict in Nawaz Sharif petition over speeches ban

ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday refused to provide relief to the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for being a ‘proclaimed offender’ in multiple corruption cases.

IHC Chief Justice Ather Minallah passed remarks while hearing a petition filled by a group of renowned journalists against a ban imposed by Pemra on airing of speeches and interview of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif.

The chief justice added that the court could not extend relief to any fugitive from justice even if the ban imposed by the regulatory body was illegal.

Justice Minhalla remarked that Nawaz Sharif’s CNIC and passport had been blocked. If the plea is granted, all fugitives will be entitled to such relief, he highlighted.

The hearing was adjourned until December 16, 2020.