Ahsan Iqbal submits unconditional apology before LHC over contempt charges

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) stalwart Ahsan Iqbal has submitted on Friday an unconditional apology before the Lahore High court over alleged anti-judiciary tirade, Newsone reported.

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In today’s hearing, Ahsan Iqbal submitted a detailed answer to the court, where he said he respected the judiciary.

The court observed that yesterday, the Supreme Court had sentenced someone for contempt and that person had said outside the court that he never submitted an apology.

The bench was likely referring to PML-N leader Daniyal Aziz.

The petitioner had contended that Iqbal and Nawaz had used derogatory language against the Supreme Court judges on April 25 and 23 respectively and the same was aired by tv channels.

He had contended that the respondents’ action was barred under Article 68 of the Constitution but the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) did not take any action despite being empowered by the PEMRA Ordinance.

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