Premiership not bed of roses: Nawaz Sharif

Former PM Nawaz and Maryam outside the accountability court in Islamabad

Former PM Nawaz and Maryam outside the accountability court in Islamabad

The court also rejected an application filed by Advocate A K Dogar on behalf of Sharif requesting that Justice Naqvi recuse himself from the full bench.

During the proceedings, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) was directed to decide over petitions regarding on-airing the anti-judiciary speeches within 15 days.

He said the bench also dismissed Sharifs petition challenging the jurisdiction of the court in this matter. The Supreme Court of Pakistan had disqualified him in July a year ago, forcing the three-time prime minister to resign.

Accountability Court-I Judge Mohammad Bashir, who has been conducting corruption proceedings against the Sharif family since September previous year, is presiding over the case. Sharif has dismissed the corruption charges as politically motivated.

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said he was seeing widespread chaos in the country if people's voice were not heeded. This will be the 11th hearing of this case in the Accountability court, where after Nawaz Sharif's defence, Maryam's counsel will be cross examining Wajid Zia. "In case of a live transmission, no one can predict what a speaker is going to say".

The attorney-general said he will inform the court after checking with his clients about their availability, to which the CJP said that they do not have to appear in person. "The judges acted as lawyers of Imran Khan and they were party against Nawaz Sharif".

During the hearing Pemra was slammed for not taking action on the complaints about airing of anti-judiciary content on the television channels.

Justice Naqvi observed that whereas Article 19-A of the Constitution guarantees freedom of expression and the right to "fair criticism" to every citizen, the right is conditional to law and regulation.

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