LAHORE: A constitutional petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court, seeking action against the prime minister for allegedly committing high treason by continuously defying orders of the superior judiciary and attempting to subvert the Constitution.
A local lawyer, Allah Bakhsh Gondal filed the petition in public interest through his counsel A.K. Dogar. He contended that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani by deliberate defiance of the Supreme Court orders and repeated attempts to subvert the constitution had forfeited the sacred trust and ceased to hold the office by automatic operation of provisions of articles 5, 6 and 92(2) of the constitution.
The federal government, he said, started confrontation with the SC after the court struck down the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) in December 2009.
He pointed out that the government had not complied with the directions repeatedly given by the court to write letter to Swiss authorities regarding reopening of $60 million corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.