LHC issues notices to Nawaz, 13 ministers in contempt petition LHC issues notices to Nawaz, 13 ministers in contempt petition

The Lahore High Court (LHC) has issued notices to disqualified former premier Nawaz Sharif and 13 provincial and national lawmakers over a contempt of court petition.

The LHC hearing a petition for contempt charges against the former prime minister, Justice Mamoon Rasheed Sheikh issued notices to Nawaz and 13 members of provincial and national assemblies, including federal minister Daniyal Aziz, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, Railways Minister Saad Rafique, Senator Asif Kirmani, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, minister of state Talal Chaudhry, minister of state Abid Sher Ali and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

The chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has also been issued a notice to submit records of speeches of the respondents.

The hearing was then adjourned till August 25 with directions to the respondents to submit their responses.

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