Incorrect reporting on Nawaz, Maryam speech ‘ban’ angers CJ

April 17, 2018
Samaa Web Desk

Reported by: Zulqarnain Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar expressed anger at the incorrect reports ran by some news channels that Lahore High Court had placed a ban on Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz’s speeches. 

“Everyone is busy providing his analysis but no one is reading the court order,” said Justice Azmat Saeed. “Where does it say that a ban has been placed on their speeches?”

The Lahore High Court ordered PEMRA to monitor the anti-judiciary speeches made by former prime minister Nawaz Sahrif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz as well as other leaders of the PML-N.

The court directed PEMRA to decide on complaints filed against Nawaz, Maryam and senior PML-N leaders within 15 days.

Subsequently, the court directed PEMRA to strictly monitor the speeches.

Without reading the court order, some news channels ran the news that a ban had been placed by the Lahore High Court on speeches made by Nawaz and Maryam.