SC to take up contempt case against PM tomorrow
Posted on 8 months ago
ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry constituted six benches of the apex court at principal seat to take up a number of important cases from Monday, besides a five member special bench to hear contempt of court case against Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf. A three member bench of the apex court comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain would take up a sou motou case regarding corruption in Hajj arrangements 2010, a petition regarding appointment of Chairman Federal Services Tribunal (FST) with the consultation of Chief Justice of Pakistan, a case regarding financial scam in the Bank of Punjab and Haris Steel Industries, contempt of court proceedings against Interior Minister Rehman A. Malik, suo motou action taken upon the application ofAnita Turab wherein she highlighted the physical assault by Waheeda Shah upon a lady discharging her constitutional obligations regarding bye elections for PS 53, Provincial Assembly of Sindh, suo motou action regarding irregularities in Sir Syed Memorial Society, suo motou action regarding allotment of land, worth billions of rupees by CDA to the Gun and Country Club on throwaway price. A two member bench of the apex court comprising Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain will resume hearing of a case pertaining to alleged business deal between Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry’s son Dr. Iftikhar Arsalan and real estate tycoon Malik Riaz Hussain.
A three member bench of the apex court comprising Justice Nasirul Mulk, Justice Tariq Pervez and Justice Amir Hani Muslim would take up constitutional petition regarding appointment of judges and chief judge of the Supreme Appellate Court of Gilgit Baltistan.
The bench would also take up contempt of court proceeding against Dr. Barbar Awan. Besides a five member special bench of the apex court comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Ijaz Ahmed Ghaudhry, Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Muhammad Ather Saeed would take up contempt of court case against Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf.
During last hearing of the case, the court had exempted Prime Minster from his personal appearance when he assured the bench that the government would writ letter to Swiss Authorities to take back the letter written by the then Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP), Malik Qayum regarding graft cases against President Asif Alif Zardari.
The court had given the government time till September to draft the letter and presented it in the court.
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