ISLAMABAD: The top court will soon take up two contempt petitions against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for not notifying Urdu as the national language, despite explicit court orders.

The three-judge apex court bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam will hear the petitions on January 28.

Mehmood Akhtar Naqvi and Mian Zahid Ghani have taken the premier to court for violating its September 8, 2015, verdict and delivering official speeches in the English language on several occasions.

The bench will also take up the Punjab government’s review plea to revise its judgment only to the extent of obligating the respective governments to translate all available laws from English to Urdu within three months.