Constitution tossed to the floor of Supreme Court

During the proceedings, one of the petitioners, Shahid Orakzai tossed a copy of the constitution to the floor.

Express July 20, 2010

Hearing of the petitions challenging various clauses of the 18th Amendment is underway in the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

During the proceedings, one of the petitioners, Shahid Orakzai gave arguments against the establishment of the Islamabad High Court (IHC). Orakzai said Islamabad will have to be made a province before the establishment of IHC. He also criticised the criterion described in the 18th amendment for the appointment of judges, saying that the judicial commission has actually paralysed the Supreme Judicial Council.

During his arguments Orakzai said he would prefer the Holy Quran over Pakistan's constitution if he was asked to make a choice between them. Orakzai then proceeded to toss a copy of the constitution to the ground. At this Justice Saqib Nisar said he had insulted the whole court by throwing the constitution on the floor.

Later the Chief Justice asked Orakzai to apologise or the court would issue him a contempt of court notice. Orakzai complied with the request and said he did not do this deliberately. After Orakzai, Aslam Khaki advocate started his arguments.

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Romm | 9 years ago | Reply | Recommend we are heading towards Mad Theocracy. Contempt of Court is punishable whereas, desecrating Constitution of Pakistan is acceptable within the premisis of Supreme Court. Its Shame!
Sultan Ahmed. | 9 years ago | Reply | Recommend Holy Quraan is unique in nature. It is great and respectable. Constitution is also respectable because remarkable part of it has been taken from holy Quraan. Constitution can be amended but not Quraan. Constitution can be changed and removed totally but Quraan would remained stand till the day of judgement.
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