Violation of court order constitutes contempt, says Pak Chief Justice
Islamabad, July 25 (ANI): Pakistan's Supreme Court while hearing the petitions against the recently passed Contempt of Court (CoC) law, has said that violation of any court's order is tantamount to committing contempt.
The Dawn quoted Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, as saying that the Constitution did not allow anyone to ridicule the court on the basis of immunity.
The court also censured the opposition's walkout during the parliamentary proceedings on the CoC law. Justice Khilji said the opposition's walkout was a grave injustice to the voters.
Abdul Rehman Siddiqui, a petitioner's counsel, argued that the new law was legislated to curtail the powers of the judiciary and was in violation of the Constitution. He added that the new law contradicted with Islamic teachings.
He asked the court to declare the law as void and said that legislation over the contempt law was the prerogative of the Supreme Court. (ANI)
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