Post conviction: Court declares petition for Gilani's removal 'premature'

Published: May 2, 2012

A petition might not even be necessary until a detailed verdict is out, observes IHC. PHOTO: PID/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Wrapping up a petition filed for Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s removal as the prime minister, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) declared it to be “premature”, saying that the detailed verdict might render it unnecessary, Express News reported.

“The petition is premature, wait for the detailed verdict,” observed the court.

Responding to the petition which had maintained that according to Article 63 (1) (g) of the Constitution, the prime minister stands disqualified from being a member of the National Assembly, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui remarked, “Article 63 (1) (g) does not mention the prime minister’s disqualification.”

“By the time the detailed verdict is out, a petition might not even be necessary,” he said.

Earlier, the petition filed in the IHC sought the court to order Gilani to stop serving as the prime minister after his conviction in a contempt case against him.

It states that Gilani had defied the Supreme Court’s orders by not writing a letter to the Swiss authorities, asking them to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari and thus he should be disqualified.

Reader Comments (4)

  • Asifa Khan
    May 2, 2012 - 1:40PM

    Go Gilani Go. Gilani has not legal and moral right to rule the country. Shame for such power-hungry politicians.

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  • butt jee
    May 2, 2012 - 1:57PM

    The nation should not be kept waiting for the detailed verdict for too long.

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  • Zaleem Singh
    May 2, 2012 - 1:58PM

    Law should not be equal for all:Prime Minister should be a Prime Minister.And Kyani should be resign from his post ASAP.Kyani is a dangerous man.

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  • Sudhir
    May 2, 2012 - 2:36PM

    @Zaleem Singh:
    Unfortunately you lack common sense.

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