An additional sessions court in Sukkur sent a notice to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senior Vice-President Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday, summoning her on March 10 over allegations of insulting “state institutions”, reports Geo News.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) District President Zaheer Muhammad filed a petition in the court, seeking registration of a case against the PML-N leader under section 22-A and 22-B.

The petition filed against Maryam stated that she spoke against institutions in her speech. It added that she tried inciting people towards revolt against the institutions.



“That proposed accused Maryam Nawaz Sharif addressed the people of [Sargodha] and cued the alleged pictures included ex-Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lieutenant General (retd) Faiz Hamid, former chief justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice (retd) Saqib Nisar, and presently two sitting Supreme Court judges who are part of a top court bench hearing a suo motu case to determine who has the constitutional responsibility and authority to announce the date for elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” the plea read.

In his application to the court, the petitioner stated that the PML-N stalwart “addressed hate speech with the intention to provoke the general public to spread hate and chaos against the highest state institutions”.

It mentioned that the petitioner approached the FIA director to lodge a first information report (FIR) against Maryam, but he first “kept the applicant in hallow hopes and then clearly refused”.