Dual office: Zardari gets reprieve

Published Mar 29, 2013 11:52am

President Asif Ali Zardari 670 x 350 - File Photo
President Asif Ali Zardari.—File Photo

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday disposed the dual office case against President Asif Ali Zardari over the assurance of the President’s counsel Wasim Sajjad, that no political activities will take place at the President House, DawnNews reported.

The Chief Justice in his remarks welcomed the implementation of the court’s order.

The bench headed by Chief Justice of LHC Umar Ata Bandial was hearing the case.

President’s Zardari counsel Sajjad and the Attorney General appeared in court.

While giving his justification, Sajjad said that President Zardari has resigned as the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairperson and requested the court to dispose the case.

The Chief Justice remarked that the president’s decision reflects the importance of the Constitution and rule of law.

The court disposed the case on the assurance of the president’s counsel.


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Comments (11) (Closed)


Umer Soomro
Mar 29, 2013 07:34am
Zardari's smartness is above par
observer
Mar 29, 2013 07:49am
The judges wanted to help AAZ opponents in election campaign by keeping AAZ out of electioneering. In the name of stopping any political activities in Presidency, the judges have achieved their aim.
NASAH (USA)
Mar 29, 2013 08:02am
For the Supreme Court at least one 'crucial' case successfully disposed off - next, the memo gate please.
Shahzadi
Mar 29, 2013 10:32am
You mean street smartness!!!
ezanius
Mar 29, 2013 11:45am
The man resigned at the end of this assembly and assigned the task to his son, what an example of nepotism.
Adnan A
Mar 29, 2013 01:03pm
This is ridiculous how would we know that Zardari is not using the presidency for PPP.
Raymond Durrani
Mar 29, 2013 01:03pm
Finally, it started to sink. These people have been abusing power for so long - it will take tough courts to teach them to obey and respect law. He is just one person who didn't realized until after about 5 years. Thank guard for the the courage of people to take it to court and the judge to read between the lines - as to what the constitution and law really is. I can take some of the credit though.
Amer A.
Mar 29, 2013 01:44pm
Being a President Zardari should not be allowed to play any political role period. The restriction on his political activities should not be limited to the President House. It is not like he ceases to be president once he steps out of the President House.
Syed Ahmed
Mar 29, 2013 02:48pm
President’s counsel Wasim Sajjad’s commitment that no political activities will take place at the President House is a total eye wash. Which President House, the one at Islamabad. What about Bilawal House Karachi and Lahore which are declared as President House when Zardari stays there conducting political activities freely. Zardari’s resignation as the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairperson may be true, but still he is the man behind the wheel. In this ripe political season Bilawal is vacationing at Dubai.
Abdur Razzaque
Mar 29, 2013 10:52pm
I do not have any comment over the verdict of the Court. They are the defender of the laws and the saviour of the human rights in Pakistan.
Agha Ata (USA)
Mar 30, 2013 12:22am
He can always invite a few of his friends and have a friendly political talk over a cup of whatever. :)