KARACHI: In light of the prime minister's disqualification, petitions have been filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) requesting reconsideration of the legality of the Budget 2012-2013 that was approved recently, Express News reported on Wednesday.
The new petitions, along with older ones, stated that the disqualification of the prime minster raises serious questions over the approval of the federal budget.
Since Gilani was declared ineligible to hold the prime minister's office from April 26, all political and legal actions taken by him since this date should stand null and void, including the federal budget 2012-2013 released on June 1, 2012, stated the petition.
Furthermore, it was also stated that all expenses covered by the government of Pakistan since the disqualification of the prime minster, including his foreign trips, should be reimbursed by Yousuf Raza Gilani himself.
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Keep dreaming about Pakistan's unmaking. Make sure to put it in your will for your children/ grand children and then advise them to do the same.
Now on the news. Gillani should be asked to reimburse all the PM house expenses after April 26th, including cost of trips to UK and other places.
If PM stands disqualified from April 26th, why did the CJ call him 'Prime Minister Gilani' while heading bench in Balochistan?
Budget was approved by the parliament. It cannot be negated because the Chief executive has been removed. Its like a company fires its CEO doesn't mean all the decisions taken by the board are reversed.........
All trade, aid, and bilateral agreements with China, UK, and India are also null and void. - PAK politics is a text book case of how not to run a country.
PAK essentially has only two provinces that make up its Economy and politics- Sindh and Punjab and rivalry between these two will be the unmaking of Pakistan.
@Naveed Javed: No it goes to NRO PM.
@Naveed Javed: And thanks God not to the NRO parliament.
The worst judgement. Judiciary over riding the legislature. Disqualification can not be from past date. The judgement has no legal sanctity.
Wait for the detailed decision of the SC. Many acts for example appointments of judges, budget etc will remain approved and not affected by this decision.
Maybe Judges should give a new budget, after all they have the right to interfere in executive affairs
Thank you PCO judges for plunging the country into further chaos!
Ps: did anyone notice that protests against power shortage have mysteriously vanished.
I think Gillani should auction some of his branded suits to pay back the expenses he made after 26th April.
Ligality of the Budget is not the issue......... credibility is.
Petitioner should have included the appointments of judges in the petitions made during this time !!!
And the Credit goes to PCO Judges!