Lahore: The Lahore High Court (LHC) upheld the ban on broadcast of speeches and display of pictures of Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain until October 2 today.

A full-bench of the LHC, headed by Justice Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi, heard the case.

Hussain’s counsel, Asma Jahangir, requested the court to reconsider its decision regarding the ban. MQM rabita committee’s member Dr Farooq Sattar said that Hussain had apologized for whatever it was in his speeches that offended the nation and institutions.

The bench said that everyone is equal in the eyes of the law. The bench further said that the court could revisit its decision if MQM leader’s written statement is presented.