Tribune Take: Emotions run high during Memogate hearing

Babar Awan's comments questioning court's jurisdiction angers the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Mahawish Rezvi December 19, 2011

MEMOGATE: In today’s episode of the Tribune Take, we take a look at the latest from the Memogate proceedings at the Supreme Court of Pakistan in Islamabad.

Faisal Shakeel, reporter The Express Tribune Islamabad, says emotions were running high at the Supreme Court when Chief Justice (CJ) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry questioned former Law Minister Babar Awan's comments during a press conference December 1, 2011.

Awan had alleged that the court had overstepped its jurisdiction by accepting a petition before the parliamentary committee concluded its investigations in the Memogate scandal.

Shakeel says it is very clear that there seems to be a rift between the judiciary and the executive branch of the government, which has been further highlighted after the court took notice of Awan's comments.

Read Faisal Shakeel’s articles here.

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Farhan Kermani | 9 years ago | Reply

serves the CJ right, he had a case against the law minister for perjury, false degrees and bribe, yet he handed over the right to conduct enquiry to bar council. why did he not in the capacity as custodian of justice throw this dirty man in jail. why did he instead chose expediency over justice. now he should face the music.

Allah Rakha | 9 years ago | Reply

Not only investigation but also deliver justice. This must not conclude with a general conclusion and directive. The culprit must be given what they deserve.

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