ISLAMABAD, Aug 3: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has declared the newly enacted law by the parliament as unconstitutional, which was hastily adopted by the two houses of parliament on April 12 to save the newly elected prime minister from contempt proceedings.
The Court terms the new defunct law as having objective of curtailing judicial powers of the courts to punish guilty in contempt of court issues.
The country’s top adjudicator Justicestruck down the law on Friday, refusing to accept PPP government’s endeavours to save skin of its recently elected prime minister Raja Parvez Ashraf, who was directed by the apex court to write a letter to Swiss authorities to revive graft cases against sitting president , espouse of late Benazir Bhutto.
Raja Parvez has been given a deadline till August 8 by the Supreme Court with warning that the failure to honour its order would entail serious legal consequences.
Earlier, for showing recalcitrant, the PPP led majority elect premier Yousuf Raza Gilani had to leave his office.
The latest development may lead to ever growing tensions between both pillars of Pakistan state.