Pakistan top court summons another PM in contempt
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Pakistan top court summons another PM in contempt

Islamabad : Pakistan | Aug 07, 2012 at 10:40 PM PDT
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ISLAMABAD, Aug 08: The top court in Pakistan exerting its independence, sets August 27 a deadline for the newly elected Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf to comply with its binding decision under which Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has lost his office for showing defiance.

A special bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa on Monday summons Ashraf to appear in person and explain the reasons for not obeying its dictates in the famous NRO judgement.

A five-Judge bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, who earlier had set a path for formal disqualification of former prime minister through his elaborate options in case of his failure which was also dubbed by his counsel as dropping of cluster bombs, was more succinct in today’s order by ordering his successor Raja Pervez Ashraf to appear in person in the proceedings which may entail serious consequences for him under contempt of court law.

The order though does not raise many eyebrows as the judiciary in Pakistan which had successfully asserted itself after going through military coup, is expected to go to last resort by making chief executive office to obey its judicial dictates.

The order came at a time when the Supreme Court had already struck down the parliament hastily adopted a contempt of court law, providing blanket immunity to head of state, prime minister and even federal ministers from losing their offices under the relevant legislation.

The frequency with which the judiciary had been dropping one order after another certainly baffled the PPP led government, which has been confronted with host of issues ranging from terrorism, inflation, unemployment, corruption and energy crises, besides opposition parties tirade who are eying general elections as the only panacea for all challenges the country has been undergoing.

The political pundits do not see any respite for the embattled PPP government and the tussle between the both pillars of state continue to add to rumours and predictions over the fragile democratic system of the country which had in the past seen strings of military coups.

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Erfan khan is based in Islamabad, Federal Capital Area, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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