SC decision to try PM for contempt 'black day' in Pak judicial history: Asma Jahangir
Posted: 11:30a.m. IST, August 9, 2012
Islamabad, Aug 9 (ANI): Former Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president Asma Jahangir has termed August 8 as yet another 'black day' in the judicial history of Pakistan after the Supreme Court issued a show-cause notice to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) implementation case.
Jahangir said the judges of the apex court are themselves undermining the institution implying that democracy will not flourish in the country, reports The Express Tribune.
Jahangir said that when the court gives rulings based on political bias and strategy instead of law, the common man loses confidence in the courts.
During the last hearing, the court had hinted a middle way out but today's attitude of the court was contrary to the previous. It reflects a strategised and planned ruling, said Jahangir.
She maintained that the court should see Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry's son Arsalan Iftikhar and PM Ashraf with the same eye of justice.
She further said she has nothing to do with the issue of writing letter to the Swiss authorities but wants the judiciary to give its verdicts in line with the Constitution.
Jahangir added that she would continue to fight for independence and supremacy of the judiciary but keeping in view the conduct of the Supreme Court, it seems democracy will not work. (ANI)