LHC merges contempt of court cases against Maryam Nawaz, Nawaz Sharif

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LHC merges contempt of court cases against Maryam Nawaz, Nawaz Sharif
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday has merged contempt of court petitions against ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz for their anti-judiciary statements.
Justice Shahid Kareem conducted the hearing during which, the court issued notice to Maryam Nawaz over her anti-judiciary posts on social networking site Twitter.
Earlier, the court accepted a contempt of court petition against the ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif for his anti-judiciary statements during Lahore rally.
The petition was filed by advocate Azhar Siddiq on the behalf of Amna Malik stating that Nawaz Sharif delivered anti-judiciary speeches during his Grand Trunk Road rally and termed Supreme Court (SC) verdict of disqualifying him in Panama Leaks case as conspiracy.
The plaintiff also requested to launch contempt of court proceeding against the former premier.
On August 10, Nawaz Sharif departed for Lahore from Islamabad via GT Road and reached on August 13 amid 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.