Dire warnings: Information minister warns the judiciary to stay in its limits

Memon said that his party believed in the rule of law and the parliament will not bow before anyone.


Our Correspondent July 11, 2012

KARACHI:


Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon has said that the judiciary should remain in its limits. “We have never taken orders from dictators nor will we ever take them from an autocratic judge,” he said.


According to a press release issued by the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) media cell on Tuesday, Memon said that if the PPP can face the dictators then it can also fight their ‘products’. He said that the legislation regarding contempt of court had not been drafted to dishonour anyone. “Every Pakistani has the right to speak the truth,” he was quoted as saying.

Memon said that his party believed in the rule of law and the parliament will not bow before anyone. “Those who are interested in politics should give up government jobs and contest elections,” the statement read.

Moreover, the outspoken minister also said that those, who accepted the ‘black laws’, hope for justice in vain. He also demanded accountability of people in power who allowed Pervez Musharraf to contest elections while still being an army chief.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 11th, 2012.

COMMENTS (14)

Mirza | 9 years ago | Reply @Fugitive: The generals and judges are above the constitution, even if they commit acts of high treason under PCO. The SC judges never act against a military dictator but become partners and give full legal endorsement and support. They only come out swinging when there is an elected govt and the advantage is going to the generals. Gen Mush could be army chief, president and chief of his own political party all under these same PCO judges. However, an elected president cannot have any political post. Regards, Mirza
Fugitive | 9 years ago | Reply

Maj. General Khattak, IG FC Balochistan has not even appeared once before the Supreme Court despite several empty warnings from the CJ. Why no contempt of court notices for him? Selective justice would have its reaction, it’s but natural!

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