ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) has been moved against the presidential ordinance meant to give legal cover to all the legislative and administrative measures taken up by former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani after April 26—the day of , SAMAA reports Tuesday.
The petitioner, in his plea, said President Asif Ali Zardari, by issuing the ordinance, violated the Constitution. It should be mentioned here that President Zardari issued ordinance on June 24 (Sunday) to give indemnity to all steps of former PM Gilani taken up between his conviction (on April 26) and his actual disqualification (on June 19).
The two-page ordinance clearly remarks that this ordinance cannot not be challenged at any forums including the Supreme Court. However, the petitioner Shahid Orakzai said in his plea that the order is an attempt to curtail the judiciary’s powers.
The petitioner requested that the hearing of Bhutto reference should be stalled till the ruling on this plea is delivered, adding President Zardari, issuing the ordinance, violated the Constitution, against which an impeachment motion may be tabled against him.
It is pertinent to note here that the apex court, in National Assembly Speaker ruling case, disqualified Gilani from his premiership office, exposing some of his vital decisions at stake. SAMAA
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