Supreme Court issues historical verdict in Gilani’s contempt of court case

Yesterday (26th April 2012) was a memorable day in the political history of Pakistan. Seven-member bench of the most prestigious court of Pakistan announced its decision on ‘contempt of court’ case filed against the Prime Minister Gilani. The court had been hearing to this crucial case for more than 3 months. Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani was ordered by the Supreme Court to write letter to the Swiss courts for seizing President Zardari’s bank accounts where millions of dollars had been shifted illegally from Pakistan, which was state’s money. Yousaf Raza Gilani refused writing the letter to the Swiss courts by taking view that no such action could be taken against the sitting President as per the constitution of Pakistan.

Yesterday leaders of the Pakistan Peoples Party had a view in their mindset that Gilani would be given some punishment by the court as his lawyer Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan completely failed in convincing the judges that his client was innocent. However PPP leaders had planned to use the anticipated high level punishment as a card for the upcoming election. On the other side honourable judges were also very well aware of the politics taking place around this case. They gave a golden verdict, in which Gilani was declared as a convict and he was ordered to remain standing till the ending of court’s session. Nobody was expecting such decision. By this Supreme Court destroyed PPP’s plans completely. The decision also marked a memorable defeat of Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan, who had gained lot of respect during the restoration movement of the Chief Justice of Pakistan.

I congratulate the honourable judges of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, who once again taught PPP a great lesson and didn’t provide them the opportunity to become innocent in the eyes of Pakistani citizens.


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