Court gives notice to Pakistani PM for ‘anti-judiciary’ remarks

Navya Beri
Last Updated: Jan 13 2018 16:46

The Lahore High Court issued a notice to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for making an “anti-judiciary” remarks in an “inflammatory” speech in Sialkot.

On Friday, notice was also issued to the government and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) when the court heard a petition asserting that the Prime Minister had termed the Supreme Court's Panama Papers decision a “piece of trash”.

Dawn on Saturday reported that Advocate Azhar Siddiqi filed the petition, arguing that Abbasi's remarks amounted to contempt of court.

Presenting his case in the court of Justice Shahid Kareem, the petitioner said that by making such an “inflammatory statement, the PM was trying to make the judiciary controversial”.