IHC throws out plea seeking ban on airing Nawaz Sharif’s speeches

ISLAMABAD  – Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday rejected the petition seeking a ban on airing speeches of former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif on television channels.

IHC Chief Justice Justice Athar Minallah while rejecting the plea against Nawaz Sharif s speeches declared the petition inadmissible.

The verdict stated that the intervention of the Islamabad High Court to ban the speeches of the former PM and PML-N supremo was not right.

The IHC chief justice remarked that the court cannot directly intervene when there was an alternative procedure in the law, adding that banning Nawaz Sharif s speeches was not a case of public importance.