LHC bench on contempt petitions against Nawaz dissolves after judges recuse

LAHORE: A full bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) set to hear the clubbed contempt of court petitions against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz was dissolved once more as a judge recused himself from the hearing on Monday.

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As the bench began proceedings of several petitions seeking contempt proceedings against Nawaz and his family for their ‘anti-judiciary’ remarks, Justice Shahid Mobeen recused himself from the hearing citing personal reasons.

The bench was headed by Justice Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi and comprised Justice Mobeen and Justice Atir Mehmood.

The matter will now go back to the LHC chief justice who will form a new full bench to hear the matter.

The petition seeks a ban on anti-judiciary speeches.

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