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Pakistan

Web Desk
April 2, 2018

Contempt petitions against Nawaz: LHC bench dissolved after judge's recusal

Pakistan

Web Desk
Mon, Apr 02, 2018

LAHORE: The bench formed by the Lahore High Court chief justice to hear a contempt of court case against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz was dissolved as a judge recused himself from the bench.

Justice Shahid Mobeen, member of the three-judge full bench of the LHC, recused himself on personal reasons.

Last week, the LHC Chief Justice Yawar Ali formed the new full bench headed by Justice Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi, which also comprised Justice Shahid Mobeen and Justice Atir Mehmood to hear the case.

Justice Shahid Bilal Hasan who was previously a member of the bench has been transferred to the Multan bench.

The previous bench was formed on March 19 to hear petitions against the alleged anti-judiciary speeches of Sharifs and other PML-N leaders.

The petitioners contended that the PML-N leadership had been making derogatory speeches against Supreme Court judges since the verdict of Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification in the Panama Papers case.