Supreme Court releases detailed judgement on Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani Contempt Case
May 8th, 2012 by Syed Hassan Bokhari | No Comment |
The Supreme Court of Pakistan has finally released the much awaited detailed judgement on the contempt of court case against Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani on Monday.
As of yet, the believed to be 77 page document, which was authorised by Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk has not been given to the media but will within the coming hours or so.
Prime Minister Gillani was convicted of contempt of court after he did not comply with orders of the superior court to write a letter to the Swiss government, asking them to reopen cases against President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari.
PM Gillani defended his actions by appealing to the court that he is just following the constitution, which gives complete immunity to the President and not Mr. Zardari as a person but rather to the position.
To most analysts related to the field of law, the Prime Minister’s move was seen as being in lieu with the constitution since it secured the blanket of immunity to the Head of State.
The Supreme Court did not show any relaxation in regards to the manner and achieved the desired result of convicting the Prime Minister with a sentence of remaining in the room “until the rising of the court”, which lasted only 37 seconds.
Chief Justice Ifthikar Muhammad Chaudhry is believed to have achieved the desired result in convicting the Prime Minister and worsening the law and order situation even further by igniting protests from pro-government and opposition forces.
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