PM contempt: Bench cannot hear the case, says Aitzaz

The Muslim Times’ Editor for Pakistan

Credit: Xpress Tribune

Published: March 22, 2012
 ISLAMABAD: Presenting his argument in the prime minister contempt case, Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan maintained that the bench which serves the contempt notice cannot hear the case. He was presenting this argument in the Supreme Court on Thursday.

Representing Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, Aitzaz said that Article 10(a) of the Constitution provides a right to free trial which bars the bench issuing the contempt notice to hear the case.

Justice Gulzar replied that it does not matter if the contempt hearings are initiated on an application or on a suo motu notice, the same bench will hear the case.

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Categories: Asia, Pakistan

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