LAHORE: Lahore High Court's Justice Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry on Wednesday said the decision the court will make pertaining to the dual office case against Asif Ali Zardari will have a long lasting impact.
A five-member divisional bench of the court on Wednesday resumed the hearing into the case challenging Asif Ali Zardari’s holding of dual offices of the president of Pakistan and co-chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party.
During the hearing, Justice Ejaz said the bench will give a verdict which will have an enduring impact.
At the previous hearing, the LHC had appointed senior lawyer Abid Hasan Manto as judicial assistant. However, Manto said he had not received any notification from the court in order to proceed in the direction. He therefore requested the court for time to prepare for the hearing. The court subsequently adjourned the hearing till December 13.
Moreover, during the previous hearing, petitioner A K Dogar argued that using the President's House for political activities was not appropriate conduct. He further stated that President Zardari should be representative of the federation and not the party.