Dual office case: LHC issues notice to President Zardari

Express May 17, 2010

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday issued a notice to President Asif Ali Zardari in the dual office case.

A five member bench headed by Justice Ijaz Chaudhry heard the case. The court said that the notice should be implemented via the president’s principal secretary. The court has adjourned the hearing till May 27.

The dual office case revolves around the issue of Zardari holding the office of the Presidency, while also maintaining his position as the acting head of the PPP.

Commenting on the proceedings, Advocate A K Dogar said the court has taken a very positive step by allowing the attorney general to respresent President Zardari in the case.


Syed A. Mateen | 13 years ago | Reply Are there any precedents available in the world where Head of the States are also holding dual charge? The first Prime Minister of PPP Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (Shaheed) was party chief during his tenure. Similarly, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto (Shaheed) was also holding a dual charge while she was twice elected Prime Minister as well as the party chief.
Usman Bashir | 13 years ago | Reply My dear @Anwarahamad and @Umair , just for correction the posts of CM and PM are always political and cant be compared with President and Governor who are supposed to be part of Establishment (under service of Govt of Pakistan, therefore the rule of holding two offices are applicable to President and Governors)
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