Premiership not bed of roses: Nawaz Sharif

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The bench, comprising Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, Justice Atir Mahmood and Justice Chaudhary Mohammad Masood Jahangir, announced the verdict after hearing arguments of lawyers from both sides.

The bench on Monday had also directed PEMRA to decide within 15 days all complaints regarding broadcasting anti-judiciary speeches.

When the court asked the regulatory body why it had dismissed the petitions, Pemra's counsel Salman Akram Raja said the allegations against the government agency were baseless.

Nawaz Sharif's lawyer said that PEMRA is bound to follow its code of conduct and that Supreme Court (SC) had not taken any notice of this issue. "Instead of taking action, Pemra sought advice from judiciary". "A person dissatisfied at a verdict should file a review petition", he said. "Should publishing of such a notice be considered a minor mistake?"

Meanwhile, Dogar again raised objections to the inclusion of Justice Naqvi in the bench.

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"So the court's decision is correct, but it will still be hard to implement". The thrice-elected premier has been criticising the courts more than anybody else, he had observed.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, summoned a copy of the LHC judgement.

A petitioner, Amina Malik, told the court that Sharif, his daughter Maryam, son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar, Interior Minister Talal Chaudhry and Punjab law minister Rana Sanaullah verbally attacked the Supreme Court judges in a rally in Jaranwala (some 150-km from Lahore) for disqualifying Sharif from the office of prime minister. They said the regulatory body had so far failed to take any action to stop the airing of the speeches despite the high court orders in this regard.

Islamabad [Pakistan]: Former prime minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz pinned the blame on bad weather for their failure to attend the proceedings of the Avenfield properties case against them.

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