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12 December 2017 Last updated 5 hours ago

Petition in SC seeks Sharif's trial for 'contempt of court'

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Deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses public gathering from inside a vehicle during 'homecoming' rally on August 10, 2017. AP Image Deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses public gathering from inside a vehicle during 'homecoming' rally on August 10, 2017.

A petition seeking contempt of court proceedings against Muhammad Nawaz Sharif over his allegedly anti-judiciary speeches during his 'homecoming' rally was filed in the Lahore Registry of the Supreme Court (SC) on Saturday.

The petition, filed by a citizen, Mehmood Akhtar, has challenged Sharif's speeches during his rally.

Sharif is constantly speaking against the judiciary during the rally and criticising its decision in the Panamagate case, the petition states.

Sharif's acts are liable for prosecution under Article 204 of the Constitution, the petition argues.

The petitioner has also sought a ban on the airing or publishing of Sharif's speeches and a case for the death of the child — who was killed in Lalamusa by cars in Sharif's motorcade —to be registered against him.