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Four PML-N leaders jailed for contempt of court


Press Trust of India Lahore
A Pakistani court today sentenced four PML-N leaders to one month in prison for using abusive language about judiciary after former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was barred from taking part in parliamentary politics.
The Lahore High Court also imposed a fine of Rs 100,000 on each of the convicts.
They include former parliamentarian Sheikh Wasim and three other leaders of PML-N Kasur chapter.
The Supreme Court has recently disqualified two top leaders of PML-N -- Daniyal Aziz (former federal minister) and Nehal Hashmi (former Senator) -- for contempt of court.
In April, police had arrested about 60 PML-N activists including two parliamentarians for using abusive language against the Supreme Court judges and the military establishment in Kasur, about 50 kms from Lahore.
The PML-N men held a rally on April 13 to lodge a protest against the Supreme Court verdict to impose lifetime ban on Sharif from taking part in parliamentary politics.
After some clips of the rally in which the party activists were found using abusive language against Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar and military establishment were circulated on social media, the Punjab government ordered the arrest of its participants.

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First Published: Jun 29 2018 | 7:40 PM IST

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