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Contempt of court notices have been issued against former senator and general secretary of the PPP’s Sindh chapter, Taj Haider, and the party’s provincial media coordinator, MPA Sharjeel Inam Memon, under Article 204 of the Constitution relating to contempt of court and Section 3 of the Contempt of the Court Ordinance, 2003. The notice asked Mr Memon also to explain to the court why he should not be disqualified as member of the provincial assembly for alleged utterances against the judiciary under the Constitution’s Article 63(1g) relating to disqualification for being convicted by a court or defaming or ridiculing the judiciary, and Article 113 relating to qualification or disqualification for assembly membership. Taking notice of the protest, the apex court wrote letters to the Sindh assembly secretary asking for a copy of a resolution passed by the provincial assembly condemning the ruling as well as to the Sindh chief secretary, inspector general of police, head of the Intelligence Bureau for Sindh and chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, with a direction to submit reports about measures taken by their respective offices to control the law and order situation on that day.
According to judicial dictators, “In a reaction to the Supreme Court verdict of declaring the appointment of Justice (Retired) Deedar Hussain Shah as chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) illegal, the PPP’s Sindh chapter had called for a strike that halted commercial and business activities in Karachi and other parts of the province and seven people lost their lives in different incidents of violence” The two PPP leaders will not be the first to face contempt of court charges since a similar contempt proceeding is also pending against Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Mr. Qamar Zaman Kaira and Mr. Syed Khursheed Shah. Enjoying the complete support of people of Sindh , the MPAs also came out from the Sindh Assembly building to the Sindh High Court to lodge a protest against “politically-motivated decisions of the superior judiciary” and against “interference of the judiciary in administrative affairs”. They rightly were asking that why the judgment are found discriminatory since death sentence of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto? And that’s why another person from Sindh is sacked from the office just because he is Sindhi and belong to Sindh?
The judicial dictators have the dual standards since 1979 as they have not taken any action against those who invaded the courts, which was a reference to the Nov 28, 1997, storming of the Supreme Court by PML-N supporters. Didn’t even take notices for those who did the massacre of about 55 innocents who had come to say welcome to deposed and now present CJ Mr. Iftikhar Chaudhry on 12 May 2007. Victim families are wandering for justice but PPP-P and Sindh .is on fire and on judicial harrying.
People of Sindh suggest judicial dictators that would have been better off if:
- · The families of missing persons, in which security agencies may have been involved, were given relief.
- · The suo-moto on massacre of 12 May 2007 as four years have been spent ever since the present Chief Judicial Dictator of Pakistan came to Karachi.
- ·a suo-moto be taken to probe into the Raymond Davis justice being meshed out by the judiciary