ISLAMABAD - Attorney General for Pakistan Irfan Qadir on Thursday said the judiciary was not above the law and constitution of Pakistan, adding that striking down the newly-enacted Contempt of Court Law 2012 would bring crisis in the country.
Talking to reporters outside the Supreme Court, Qadir said parliament would consider the recommendations of the SC pertaining to the contempt law 2012, adding that no contempt of court law was present in the country before the newly-enacted law. “The SC may give some good recommendations pertaining to Contempt of Court Law 2012, but parliament is not bound to implement the court’s recommendations, however, it may consider them,” Qadir said. He said dignity of the court did not increase by contempt of court litigations, though but wrong judgments by the court did fracture its dignity. Highlighting the jurisdiction of the apex judiciary, Qadir said the judiciary was not above the law and the court verdict would not be implemented if it were against the law and constitution of Pakistan. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court served contempt notices on Cabinet Division and NAB in contempt case regarding former OGRA chairman. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry heard the contempt case against former OGRA chairman Tauqeer Sadiq.