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SC pulls the plug on PM

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled Speaker National Assembly Fehmida Mirza’s ruling as void and declared that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani stood disqualified since April 26.
“Yousuf Raza Gilani is disqualified from membership of parliament from April 26, the date of his conviction. He has also ceased to be the prime minister of Pakistan,” said Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, reading the order.
“The Election Commission shall issue a notice of disqualification and the president is required to take necessary steps to ensure continuation of democratic process,” he added.
A three-member bench, comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain heard a set of constitutional petitions challenging National Assembly Speaker Fehmida Mirza’s ruling over the reference against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.
The bench had been hearing a set of petitions filed by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI), Azhar Chaudhry advocate and others challenging the speaker’s ruling of May 24 over the qualification issue.
Earlier during today’s hearing, Attorney General Irfan Qadir presented in court the National Assembly’s resolution endorsing the speaker’s ruling. The resolution had been moved by the government and was adopted by the NA on June 14.
“We respect the courts, however, state institutions should try to avoid clash amongst themselves,” the attorney general said.
Upon which the chief justice remarked that the judiciary respected the parliament and that there was no clash between the state’s institutions.
Justice Khilji remarked that the court’s duty was to interpret the law and the constitution and to stop all measures which violate these.
Qadir said that if the court issued an order against the speaker’s ruling, the parliament would declare it invalid.The prime minister is not answerable to the courts over the dispensation of his professional duties, the attorney general said.



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65 Comments

  1. truth bites said:

    Now along with Prime Minister, Speaker should also save some grace and resign! Superme Court should have given a clear judgment last time to avoid this time buying tactics by PPP-Zinda hey bhutto zinda hey, after all corruption by cornies – phir bi bhutto zinda hey! Jiye Bhutto- whose name is being used by low life people these days!

    • muhammad Ejaz said:

      200 % agree, Almighty Give strenght and courage to the chief of our Supreme Authority on earth

    • AhadAbdul said:

      @truth bites,..B_A_S_T_A_R_D, who shud come then…your Imran who openly developed invalid relations with a woman abroad and had an invalid baby and left her daughter alon. How can such a faithless man lead a nation. If he had been in the West, he wud have been disqualified from politics. Or Nawaz Sharif who fled to Saudia, and Nawaz Sharif's political life is mired with corruption running into billions od dollars scandals.

  2. innohunter said:

    Historic day for Pakistan. Inshallah we will get rid of these scum politicians soon now.

  3. Muhammad Ali said:

    when’ are the others getting kicked out??? They should be handed to public for revenge these mofos have left nothing in the country … Corruption at its peak !!! Gillani and Zardari both should be kicked out !!!

  4. Pakistani said:

    Alhamdolilah …. Good news for this tattered nation alas…. My deepest request to PPP Jialas is to pl be honest to yourself and this country. Have mercy on poor people of Pakistan. Every time you jialas come to power you tear the very fabric of this nation. Have a candid review of the performance of 4 PPP governments.

    • AhadAbdul said:

      @Pakistani..B_A_S_T_A_R_D, who shud come then…your Imran who openly developed invalid relations with a woman abroad and had an invalid baby and left her daughter alon. How can such a faithless man lead a nation. If he had been in the West, he wud have been disqualified from politics. Or Nawaz Sharif who fled to Saudia, and Nawaz Sharif's political life is mired with corruption running into billions od dollars scandals.

  5. Max said:

    I am not taking any partisan position on this issue and I never did, but this I feel is a blow to the democratic process. Looks like personal vendettas have taken over the political process. We may end up with another military coup down the road if politicians and judges do not behave in a rational manner.

  6. Azfar said:

    Now we have a hope again that Pakistan still can exist in the world…
    Thanks to all the Judges who are still standing on their feet.
    My best wishes for Supreme Court.

    • AhadAbdul said:

      @Azfar,..
      @PAKZB..B_A_S_T_A_R_D, who shud come then…your Imran who openly developed invalid relations with a woman abroad and had an invalid baby and left her daughter alon. How can such a faithless man lead a nation. If he had been in the West, he wud have been disqualified from politics. Or Nawaz Sharif who fled to Saudia, and Nawaz Sharif's political life is mired with corruption running into billions od dollars scandals.

      • Hamid Khan said:

        Why do you abuse people. What do you achieve by using abusive language. What imran did it is his personal life. Do you know that Bhutto was a great leader. I always admired him. He used to sleep with wives of his ministers. It was personal between him and those women. Bhutto used to drink alcohal. In open Jalsa he once said that " Mein Sharab peeta hun logon ka khoon nain Peeta" People never held this behaviour against him The point is we all make mistakes. I am sure you also made a lot mistakes in your life.
        Once again my advise, Abusing people will not take you any where.

        • absolutetruth said:

          By abusing them I want to give them shock becoz they r victim of propaganda and wrongly think that everything will improve. My views are also confirmed by foreign media. Just read Newyork Times who did not portray it as judicial decision. Other foreign media also says the same because they r not part of our emotional situation. Interference in democratic evolution by non-political forces in the past has brought us to the present situation.

  7. Farhan said:

    He is gone. Another puppet will come… there are a lot to choose from PPP (Puppet Peoples Party).

    • AhadAbdul said:

      @Farhan..
      @PAKZB..B_A_S_T_A_R_D, who shud come then…your Imran who openly developed invalid relations with a woman abroad and had an invalid baby and left her daughter alon. How can such a faithless man lead a nation. If he had been in the West, he wud have been disqualified from politics. Or Nawaz Sharif who fled to Saudia, and Nawaz Sharif's political life is mired with corruption running into billions od dollars scandals.

      • Farhan said:

        You are among those who deserve to live like sheeps and cattles. Have you ever thought of what Zardari or Sharifs have done in their personal lives. You have nothing to put against Imran so do his character assassination. When Nawaz Sharif fled to Saudia what Benazir did then… She fled to Dubai… Your Zardari should have been disqualified as he himself submitted a certificate to Swiss courts that he is abnormal and cant appear in the court in his money laundering cases. So don't teach us… Stay stuck to your Puppets and make your life more misreable then ever.

    • Grazer said:

      Dont lose hope Farhan. There is always an end, just like there is a start.

      We will win & make Pakistan a prosperous nation.

  8. Ashiq Hussain said:

    Punjabi Judges did the job cut for them…first it was punjabi army.

    • shahid mahmood said:

      you knew cj is from Baluchistan,
      your x-pm was also punjabi,go abuse him

    • shahid mahmood said:

      do you have any sense,always attacking Punjabi, you might knew that CJ is from Baluchistan,
      in four year ppp crumbled people,what else you could do,

      • Ashiq Hussain said:

        He is a liar, he is from faisalabad with fake domicile…Punjabi establishment didn't let PPP work…..! only Punjabis are celebrating and that also from central punjab.

      • Kashi said:

        It is said, CJ is punjabi, from Faisalabad, but falsely taken domicile of Baluchistan

      • AhadAbdul said:

        CJ is Punjabi settled in Balochistan. Thief Justice Murdaabad

      • absolutetruth said:

        YOU are H_A_R_A_M_I PMLN or PTI worker. or u have rightist JI mind, any one of H*A*R*A**M*I political parties like PMLN, PTI, Jamat Islami etc

    • innohunter said:

      Shukar karo it wasn't bloody one. By God, We wish to see blood of these Pakistani pa*nchod party members

  9. A Husain said:

    Supreme Court should have been brave enough to disqualify Zardari Ab inito with the NRO judgement. The country would have got rid of the corrupts who got to the corridors of power, looting left right and center and now dare to ridicule the Courts

  10. Muhammad Ejaz said:

    Better late than never, girti hoe dewaar ko ak dhakka or do

  11. krahim said:

    We want General Waheed Kakar type action without delay. Establishment of honest Interim government, permanent disqualification of those found guilty of nepotism and corruption, all those who fall under NRO! Free and fair elections held by December 2013. All those political parties that fail to get mininum of 33 percent electoral vote be asked to join one the regular party with more than 33% vote. Thus number of political parties reduced to no more than five. Otherwise let the present government along with her cronies keep ruling and the nation die a miserable death at their hands. Two positions can take a joint decision and save the nation, can the COAS and CJ reach an agreement for the Integrity of our nation.

  12. shahid mahmood said:

    great decesion by judicery, heats off for al judes,
    the x-pm should be hanged

    • AhadAbdul said:

      Brainless people like u think country will set on right course. The same thinking happened to you in 1954, 1958, 1969, 1977, 1990, 1993, 1997, 1999,..so many times but you r like a tail of dog. Nothing can improve your IQ.

  13. Kashi said:

    You are supporting a bad decision, damage is being done

  14. Hamid Khan said:

    Thank you CJ. This should have been done in last verdict. Now pack up this corrupt Giliani, (The Drug Lord of Multan Drug Cartel) put hm in grabage bag and send the bag to incenerator.
    Also the contaminated P.M house should be thoroughly cleaned
    Zardari should be next

    • AhadAbdul said:

      Brainless people like u think country will set on right course. The same thinking happened to you in 1954, 1958, 1969, 1977, 1990, 1993, 1997, 1999,..so many times but you r like a tail of dog. Nothing can improve your IQ.

    • AhadAbdul said:

      YOU ARE A H-A..R*A*M*I and a H*A-A-R-A-M-I blood runs in your veins

    • AhadAbdul said:

      @Hamid Khan,
      YOU ARE A H-A..R*A*M*I and a H*A-A-R-A-M-I blood runs in your veins

      • Hamid Khan said:

        Believe me or not I have very High IQ level. Have you tested your IQ Level. Forget about what happened in the past. Think about future. People living in the past cannot move forward. This is an advise from a well wisher.

        • absolutetruth said:

          Your IQ is clear from your response." Forget about your past, think about future". Would you describe how the things would change? Briefly describe the basis of your thinking this way. You dont know even the ABC of politics of this country. What to talk of your IQ? IQ is worth only if you have enough knowledge without which IQ is redundant.

      • Hamid Khan said:

        I cannot stoop to your level. I dont believe in abusing people. It is not your fault. You live in a corrupt and dysfunctional soceity where you live in dark ages. Not having electricity for most of day can effect your brain. I will refuse to use abusive language. May God teach you how to behave like a human being. I know it is very difficult for you to behave like one. Advise to you is abusing other is good.

        • absolutetruth said:

          Your IQ is clear from your response." Forget about your past, think about future". Would you describe how the things would change? Briefly describe the basis of your thinking this way. You dont know even the ABC of politics of this country. What to talk of your IQ? IQ is worth only if you have enough knowledge without which IQ is redundant.
          Since you live abroad, and have not ever bothered to do some serious study of political forces that influence Pakistan's politics. like an ordinary man you r sure to think that by just removing present setup things will improve.

          • absolutetruth said:

            I bet if ever things will improve! The way PM has been removed has set another behaviour pattern in our country. Now another source of instability has been introduced in our political milieu, the SC along with military and agencies. In 1954 one wrong decision set the political decay in motion, and in 1958 AyubKhan without reason userped power and set the tradition for military interference, from which we cud never recover. I bet only this govt passed 4 yrs and all next govt wud never pass more than one years and next election again a hung parliament and a power hungry SC . I m 100000000% sure nothing will change, rather it will worsen.

          • absolutetruth said:

            You speak as if someone whispered in your ear that things will improve, and cannot give any political analysis on how in the face of an intransigent SC, in addition to military and agencies, and irresponsible media things will get better. It s only to Zardari's credit that present govt passed 4 yrs, and come election and a hung parliament like this, which is sure to happen, and some other president, no govt can exist more than one year.

  15. Mwaqar said:

    CROSSED EYE CHIEF JUSTICE OF PAKISTAN SHOULD RESIGN TOO AS HIS SON IS INVOLVED IN CORRUPTION

    • Ravian said:

      Mwaqar, did you ask YRG to resign when his two sons were found involved in corruption?

      • SaleemHacker said:

        @Ravian There are 1000 times stronger evidences against CJ son than YRG son

        • innohunter said:

          Your convict crime minister gilani didn't have enough diginity to leave the office honorably seeing his two sons involved in biggest scams and he himself a convicted person who served the sentence

          • absolutetruth said:

            Your Thief Justice did not hv any dignity to leave office after 1000 times stronger evidence against his son. He is still there with crossed eyes. There cannot be any biggest corruption scandals than motorway, yellocab, and custom scandal. All done by Sharif brothers.

  16. Shahid Malik said:

    Another black day in the judicial history of Pakistan. Familygate Chief Justice has delivered a judgement which is against the basic principles of Constitution and politics. Judiciary has entered into Parliamentary domain. It is the Parliament's job to elect or remove a Prime Minister. Iftikhar has highlighted the standard set by judges like Maulavi Mushtaq & Anwar. If Iftikhar had an iota of respect, he should have resigned after Familygate. Perhaps respect is not in his dictionary of ethical values.

  17. zee said:

    whatever crap his son involved in!!!!everybody speaks for themselves why would CJ resigns for his son mistakes.

  18. zee said:

    i am really happy on that decision,,,,gillani was never supposed to b a minister nor his guts show that ,,,may pakistan find a good person this time

  19. Mohsin said:

    About time too. Thank you CJ for sending this idiot home….

  20. Dar said:

    It is war now, Let it come. Time for legality and respect for the constitution to win at last.

    The CJP and his brother justices have acted to save this nation and every sane, patriotic and hard working person should stand by them.

    The crooks, liars and traitors have made a mockery of us long enough.

  21. Nusrat Bokhari via F said:

    not a pulled plug but a severed puppet string.

  22. Cobrajock said:

    and I thought 58 2b had been done away with ……………… Is this the new version?

  23. Spi-der-man said:

    Parliamentarian (no matter from which party they belong) should at least unit together – (we all see how Lawyers are united, how Media is supporting each other, and how Army safeguards their breed) – this time Judiciary has crossed its domain, and this decision will definitely be taken up again in coming years as it has done a tremendous damage to the Parliament (it is an alarming situation for all upcoming Prime Ministers like Imran Khan, Nawaz Sharif and who knows who will be penalized in future on same pretext as Gilani has been mis-treated and insulted – Afterall he was the elected PM of this poor country – Judges these days are too sensitive about Contempt of courts – but ironically they themselves have committed "Contempt of Peoples Vote" and Judges might have to payback with interest in coming years if not days!!!!

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