Pak SC judge now admits parliamentary proceedings can`t be challenged
Islamabad: Justice Jawad S Khawaja of the Pakistan Supreme Court has said that parliamentary proceedings could not be challenged in any court of law and that they enjoyed protection under Article 69 of the Constitution.
Justice Khawaja said this while hearing 27 identical petitions challenging the recently passed Contempt of Court Act, 2012, reports a newspaper.
The apex court also observed that the opposition should have resisted the passage of the law in the Parliament instead of walking out of the house.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said the opposition should have stayed in the Parliament to resist the ruling party`s move.
Justice Khilji Arif Hussain described walkouts as an injustice with the electorate.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Coimbatore: PM Narendra Modi unveils 112-foot tall bust of Lord Shiva
- Panel discussion on Farooq Abdullah's remark on terrorists
- Watch: PM Narendra Modi addressing rally in Imphal
- Will Shiv Sena join hands with Congress to stop BJP from entering BMC?
- DNA: Why depression cases are increasing rapidly in India?
- WATCH: Kieron Pollard's epic celebration after destroying Lahore Qalandars in Dubai
- Mitchell Johnson takes a dig at Anil Kumble over calling Steve O'Keefe 'steady'
- Indian doctor rescued from ISIS recounts horror, says 'they forced me to watch videos, shot me thrice'
- India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 3: As it happened...
- BMC poll results: Shiv Sena approaches Congress for pact, party says 'not interested'