After LHC, SC steps in: issues strict warning to those trying to overthrow the Sharifs govt, Iftikhar Chaudhry’s legacy continues

By Raza Ruman

Islamabad (Pak Destiny) After Lahore High Court, today Supreme Court came to rescue of the Nawaz Sharif government implying if the Sharifs government is overthrown those involved will be tried for treason.
The superior courts which have not bothered to take notice of the brutal killing of 14 supporters of Dr Tahirul Qadri in Model Town on Jun 17 are wasting no time to come to rescue the PML-N government in the face of threats of Aazadi and Inqlabi marches of Imran Khan and Qadri.
How interesting now Imran Khan who earlier said that he had complete trust in SC chief justice Nasirul Mulk will certainly rethink about him. Why the apex court is politicizing itself rather putting its dignity in question by opening supporting the Sharif brothers and their government.

SC VERDICT: A larger bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan led by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk while hearing a petition filed against any possible extra-constitutional steps ordered all state institutions and officials against taking any steps in violation of the Constitution of Pakistan.
The court further said that violation of court’s orders would be treated as treason and punishable under Article 6 of the Constitution and also issued notice to the federation.
Other members of the apex court’s larger bench include Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and Justice Asif Saeed Khosa.
The order further state that the apex court in its July 31, 2009 judgement had issued clear instructions over the issue and its implementation was applicable on every one.
The petition was filed by the president Supreme Court Bar Association, Kamran Murtaza, who said that fundamental rights were in danger and had requested the court to issue an order against an possible extra-constitutional steps that could be taken in the country in light of the country’s prevailing sensitive political situation.
Presenting his arguments the petitioner had said that the country was undergoing a critical situation since the past two weeks and fear were being expressed that the parliament and democracy was in danger.
He added that the National Assembly had also approved a resolution in this regards and that such a resolution is not required under normal circumstances. The petitioner also read out the summary of the resolution approved by the National Assembly.
Attorney General of Pakistan, had been issued with a notice prior to the hearing, told the bench that he supported the stance of the petitioner because it was a matter was related to fundamental rights and political stability.
He further said that earlier the Lahore High Court had also issued a judgment in this regards and the courts had ordered that the government could not be removed through any unconstitutional measures.
In his arguments, attorney general also mentioned a Supreme Court ruling in India which had prohibited a political rally from taking place against the government. – Pak Destiny

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