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Sindh Minister for Information Sharjeel Memon — File Photo by AFP

KARACHI: A human rights lawyer Rana Faizul Hasan filed a petition in the Sindh High Court on Tuesday seeking the disqualification of provincial information minister Sharjeel Memon, DawnNews reported.

Hasan appealed to the court that Memon should be disqualified and his provincial assembly membership be suspended as he was guilty of contempt of court under Article 63 of the Constitution.

The petition also included the names of the provincial law minister and the provincial and federal governments among others.

Hasan was of the view that judiciary was a highly esteemed institution and should be respected by all other institutions. Anyone who violated the court’s sanctity should be penalised for contempt of court.

The lawyer moreover said that Memon had chanted insulting slogans on the floor of the Sindh Assembly over which he was supported by other members in the assembly.

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Sep 04, 2012 02:11pm
We are living in a very stange times these days. You feel good that these types of matters are taken to the local courts and not to the supreme court right away as has been done for sometime. The bad part is that "Sindh card" will be played and you doubt that Sindh High Court will do the justice. This is shameful that these incidents happen where bunch of arrogants start bashing the superior courts and are left untouched because the superior court finds themselves overwhelmed with going against the FC and gov. So really the gov has won the battle of subdueing the judiciary to a point where people like Faisal Abdi and Memon insults the superior court and its judges but the superior courts cannot take any action. Some piplay may come up with their fancied thinking that the supreme court and all the judges are corrupt thats why they can't take any action against the govt. One that people know how corrupt the govt is and secondly, pity for them that they revived this judiciary and now all the judges are corrupt for them and they are running a smear compaign against them.
Sep 04, 2012 11:33am
Every other day we find someone passing contemptuous remarks against the highest court of the country.Stringent measures must be taken against all those who violate the sanctity of this court.
Dr satpal Jabbal
Sep 04, 2012 03:58pm
All this is to save ONE person.
Sep 04, 2012 07:07pm
What democratic institutions? You must be joking. We have had every thing during the tenure of this government but Democracy. Do I need to mention the local gov. elections?
Raees Javeri
Sep 04, 2012 05:46pm
If Supreme court punishes one Politician for contempt of court and don't accept their pardon or sorry and give them a maximum of 6 months in jail then they will stop bashing @ Courts.
Sep 04, 2012 11:57am
Birds of a feather flock together. This is what you expect from dishonest and currupt group of people.
Sep 04, 2012 02:01pm
I am requesting all Pakistanis to be sensible and realize the internal and external challenges Pakistan is facing. It is not the proper time to destabilize democtratic institutions
Jamal rashdi
Sep 04, 2012 01:55pm
What sanctity are we talking about?
Sep 04, 2012 11:41am
No worries, Mr. Hassan
Mushtaq Ahmad
Sep 04, 2012 01:03pm
Ignore him