SC resumes hearing on NA speaker’s ruling case

NA Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza

ISLAMABAD: The hearing against a ruling by National Assembly Speaker Fehmida Mirza resumed in the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday, Media reported.

Advocate A K Dogar, whilst presenting his arguments, said that Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani was disqualified by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, however he is still running a public office.A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was hearing the case.Dogar further said that PM Gilani deliberately insulted the court, and that the speaker’s ruling was against the seven-member bench’s verdict.

PM Gilani’s counsel Aitzaz Ahsan said that he would like to submit the power of attorney on the behalf of his client.Attorney General Irfan Qadir said that he would respond after Dogar finished his arguments. However, the Chief Justice said that the entire nation was aware of the proceedings of cases pertaining to NRO and contempt of court regardless of AG’s responses.

The Chief Justice also said that the court does not want to prolong the judgement of the case, and that Dogar should only highlight the legal points involved in the case.AG Qadir, criticised the Chief Justice and called him biased in the proceedings of the case.The hearing was adjourned till til June 15. – Dawn