LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Wednesday issued notices to federal government and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) in a contempt petition against former prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Safdar over their alleged speeches against the judiciary.

Justice Shahid Karim issued the order on petition moved by Amna Malik of Civil Society and sought replies on Jan 18.

The petitioner said that Nawaz and Maryam has continuously been attacking the judges of the Supreme Court. She said that she approached Pemra to get banned the coverage of their speeches but to no avail.

She also cited Nawaz tirade against judiciary in his public meeting address on January 6 at Kot Momin.

She asked the court to order Pemra to ban speeches of Nawaz and Maryam. She also asked the court to direct Pemra to ensure stoppage of anti-judiciary speeches and licenses of those TV channels be suspended which gave coverage to the anti-judiciary and hate speeches.