LG polls: SC summons AGP in contempt case against PM

Petition alleges the premier breached Constitution as well as court orders by not holding the LG polls


Web Desk/Hasnat Malik February 27, 2015
SC filed petition seeking contempt case against premier in 2014. PHOTO: PID

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) summoned Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) on Friday to assist the court in the contempt petition filed against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for failing to implement the court’s order to hold Local Government (LG) polls.

The apex court had filed petition seeking contempt case against the premier in 2014 in this regard.

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A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by chief justice Nasirul Mulk had taken up the contempt plea, filed by Raja Rub Nawaz.

The petitioner had alleged that by not holding the LG polls, the premier breached the Constitution as well as court orders. The AGP will guide the court as to whether the constitution has been violated or not.

The SC also adjourned the hearing of the case till March 3, 2015.

Earlier, the court had also initiated contempt proceedings against Ex Defence Secretary Asif Yasin over the government’s failure to hold local body elections in all 53 cantonment boards by May 5, 2013. Later on, several directives were passed in this regard but the government did not complete its preparation for holding LG polls in cantonment areas.

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