Lahore High Court Bans Broadcast of Altaf Hussain’s Speeches
The Lahore High Court (LHC) placed a ban on the broadcast of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief, Altaf Hussain’s speeches.
A three-member bench of the LHC hearing a treason case against Altaf issued notices to the MQM chief, Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Javed Aslam and the federal government. Furthermore, the court directed the federal government to submit a record of Altaf’s speeches and his nationalities in court during the next hearing. The court, then, postponed the hearing of the treason case against Altaf till September 7.
Last month, the LHC had formed a full bench to take up the petition seeking trial of the MQM chief under treason charges. Nearly 50 cases have already been registered under sections related to terrorism and criminal intimidation over Altaf’s July 12 speech, in which he allegedly used derogatory language against the paramilitary Rangers and the armed forces.