MPs have conditional freedom of speech: Chief Justice

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 9:58:52 by

Islamabad: (Wednesday, August 01, 2012) The Supreme Court of Pakistan, on identical petitions against the contempt of court law, continued hearing today.

Proceeding with the case hearing, the chief justice of Pakistan, Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said that if parliamentarians committed contempt of court, the Speaker National Assembly or Chairman Senate were bound to send
the case for trial.

The CJ noted that it inscribed in the new law that specific people had immunity from contempt proceedings and could act however they pleased with the court.

He further said that according to the constitution, although the parliamentarians have freedom of speech, but it is conditional.

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