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Former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry's Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party (PDJP) on Wednesday filed a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) against Nawaz Sharif for his "criticism of the judges and judiciary" in his speeches since the Panamagate verdict.

The petition was submitted by PDJP vice president Ahsanul Din Sheikh.

"Nawaz Sharif has not accepted the SC's verdict and has been criticising it in his speeches," the petition said, adding that the former prime minister has been "passing remarks against the judges and the judicial system."

"Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) chairman Absar Alam has failed to do his duty and thus, the court should hold him and Nawaz Sharif in contempt," the petition said.

The SC, on July 28, had disqualified Nawaz Sharif in the landmark hearing of the Panamagate case. Since then, even though he stepped down from his position as the prime minister, the newly re-appointed PML-N chief has taken to raising questions against the verdict in public gatherings.