LHC refuses to take sedition plea against Hamid Mir.

LAHORE -- The registrar office of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday returned a petition to a lawyer/petitioner who sought directions to the Ministry of Interior to initiate sedition proceedings against journalist Hamid Mir.

Putting an objection to the maintainability of the petition, the office said the petitioner needed to approach the first forum of remedy available in the law.

Sardar Farrukh Mushtaq, a lawyer by profession, filed the petition through Nadeem Sarwar advocate, saying Hamid Mir had delivered a hate speech containing 'derogatory' remarks and allegations against a 'disciplined institution' of the country.

The lawyer contended that the 'derogatory' remarks in the speech of the journalist was pertinent to...

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