Not maintainable: LHC rejects contempt of court petition against Maryam

Intra-court appeal against Rana Sana dismissed

LAHORE    -    The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday dis­missed a petition, filed for initiating contempt proceedings against Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz (PML-N) Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz, as not maintainable. The single bench comprising Justice Shujaat Ali Khan heard the petition, filed by Advocate Shahid Rana.

During the Monday’s proceedings, the petition­er-counsel advanced arguments on maintainabili­ty of the petition as per previous court directions. He argued that the court was empowered to hear the matter in the light of the apex court judge­ments and relevant law. 

Meanwhile, the court also dismissed a contempt petition against Federal Law Minister Azam Na­zeer Tarar, declaring it not maintainable.

Meanwhile, a Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Monday dismissed an intra-court appeal, seeking contempt proceedings against Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan for allegedly scan­dalising the judiciary. The division bench, headed by Justice Ali Baqar Najafi, heard the appeal, filed by Advocate Shahid Rana. The petitioner-counsel argued before the bench that the federal minister attempted to scandalise the judiciary by releasing an audio involving former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi and his lawyer.

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