Yousuf Raza Gillani, the 16th Prime Minister of Pakistan, has been sacked by the Supreme Court of Pakistan; the court disqualified him sighting his earlier conviction dated April 26th, 2012. The clear orders of the Supreme Court said that Mr. Gillani was already conveyed that he was ineligile of holding the Prime Minister's office following his conviction in April this year. The court further said that the entire orders given by Mr. Gillani from the date of his conviction till date i.e. June 19th; would stand null and void.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) today was due to announce the short order of the NA Speaker ruling case. The apex court was seized with duplicate petitions, challenging NA Speaker Dr. Fehmida Mirza’s rulings. The rulings were about not sending prime minister’s disqualification reference; to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
The petitions were filed by country’s leading political parties i.e. PML-N and Tehreek-e-Insaf along with others. All the opposing parties had challenged speaker’s ruling over Gillani’s disqualification and a three-member bench of the apex court was to hear the identical petitions.
The bench comprised of Justice Jawad S. Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain, headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. Details are coming therefore; we will keep our readers updated over the issue.