Pak SC’s notice to PM Ashraf over contempt law

A petition pleaded that the contempt of court law was contrary to the Constitution and aimed at benefiting a few elites.

Last Updated: Jul 14, 2012, 11:32 AM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court has issued a notice to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in a case regarding the newly introduced contempt of court law.

The court also issued notices to the law minister, Senate chairman, Cabinet Division secretary and Establishment Division secretary.

Earlier, a three-judge bench of the apex court, including Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhr, heard the petition filed by Supreme Court lawyer Baz Muhammad Kakar and Balochistan Bar Association former president Manzoor Bangulzai, The Daily Times reports.

According to the paper, all the 11 petitioners have also been informed accordingly.

The petition pleaded that the bill was contrary to the Constitution and aimed at benefiting a few elites.

ANI