Ex-chief justice’s party files petition against Sharif in SC

Pakistan’s former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry’s party today filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking action against Nawaz Sharif for his “criticism of the judges and judiciary” after his ouster as the prime minister in the Panama Papers case.

The petition filed by 68-year-old Chaudhry’s Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party vice president Ahsanul Din Sheikh said Sharif has not accepted the apex court’s verdict and has been criticising it in his speeches.

It said the 67-year-old former prime minister has been “passing remarks against the judges and the judicial system.”

“Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) chairman Absar Alam has failed to do his duty and thus, the court should hold him and Nawaz Sharif in contempt,” the petition said.

A five-member Supreme Court bench on July 28 disqualified Sharif for dishonesty and

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