In today’s episode of the Tribune Take, we look at Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s appearance before the Supreme Court on Thursday in the contempt of court case against him.
Faisal Shakeel, The Express Tribune’s reporter in Islamabad, says the prime minister’s new counsel Aitzaz Ahsan has succeeded in buying the Prime Minster some time to formulate his defence. He adds that having Ahsan — a prominent leader of the lawyer’s movement — as Gilani’s counsel is a positive step for the PPP, as a majority of the judges sitting on the bench were also those who were restored as a result of the movement.
Shakeel also highlights the drama outside the courtroom, where several PPP leaders and MPAs chanted slogans in favour of the party, to which lawyers retaliated with their own chants in favour of the chief justice. Shakeel says such chants politicised the court and were unwarranted.
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