ISLAMABAD: After consultation with its coalition partners and legal experts, the PPP-led government has reportedly decided to file a petition in Supreme Court, seeking review of the court order in which it had struck down the Contempt of Court Act 2012, SAMAA reports.
Sources said PPP Co-chairperson President Asif Ali Zardari concluded his consultation with Law Minister Farooq H.Naik and leaders of allied parties on Sunday and finally decided to file a review petition in the apex court.
They said the plea would be filed within couple of days.
According to sources a team of PPP’s legal experts, led by Farooq H.Naik, called on Zardari in the Presidency and reviewed the post-SC verdict situation, guiding the party chief for a future course of action.
The President later took government allies into confidence about his decision in a separate meeting.
The new law, passed by the Parliament last month, sought to exempt members of the government from contempt trials.
The bill cleared the way for legal proceedings against Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf who has been given August 8 deadline by the apex court to write a letter to Swiss authority for reopening of money laundering cases.
But on Friday, a five-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry declared the law "unconstitutional". --- SAMAA