A fresh petition was filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani after the detailed judgment of the Supreme Court in the contempt of court case.
The petition has been fixed for hearing before Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui on Friday (today) who earlier had advised the petitioner GM Chaudhry to withdraw his petition and wait for detailed verdict of the Supreme Court.
In his petition, he maintained that according to Article 63(1) g of the Constitution the prime minister stands disqualified as a member of the national assembly.
He had further contended in his petition that the prime minister’s cabinet, its advisers and ministers of state cannot continue to perform and exercise power as well since such actions would stand illegal under Article 91 of the constitution.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 11th, 2012.