"Sharif and his cronies made a number of anti-judiciary speeches at different points on his way to Lahore from Islamabad and ridiculed the apex court's judges. They not only insulted judges but also targeted the institute of judiciary and maligned it beyond repair," the petition said.
"Nawaz and others committed contempt of court. They should also be tried under treason charges for maligning the judiciary as well as army in his speeches," it added.
Accepting the petition, the Lahore High Court issued notices to Mr Sharif and federal ministers including Khawaja Asif, Saad Rafique, Talal Chaudhry and Daniyal Aziz, asking them to respond to the notices by August 25, the next date of hearing.
During his rally, Mr Sharif repeatedly said the people of Pakistan have rejected the top court's decision. He said the decision to disqualify him was taken before the judgement was announced. He clearly hinted collusion of the army and the judiciary in his ouster.
"At an appropriate time I will tell the people who was behind the conspiracy in my ouster," Mr Sharif said today after meeting with his party leaders at his Lahore residence.