Speaker ruling case: Supreme Court issues detailed verdict

SC says NA speaker did not need to issue another verdict, should have forwarded the matter to Election Commission.


Web Desk July 03, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, issued the detailed verdict in the speaker ruling case which was based on the contempt of court case against the then prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, Express News reported.

The verdict, which comprises 42 pages written in Urdu, gives reasons for the disqualification of the former prime minister including the fact that Gilani did not appeal against the verdict given earlier by the seven-member bench, making the decision “final”.

Also in the detailed verdict is a statement that says Speaker National Assembly Fehmida Mirza did not need to issue another verdict on what had been the final one by the court. Instead, according to the detailed verdict, she should have just forwarded the matter to the Election Commission of Pakistan.

On June 19, the court had declared Yousaf Raza Gilani ineligible to hold office, adding that he had been disqualified since April 26.

COMMENTS (28)

hasan | 10 years ago | Reply

@M Usama Kabbir: I note the non-lawyers are commenting again.

jibran | 10 years ago | Reply

@Qais: this is justice Pakistani style.

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