Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza– File Photo

ISLAMABAD: The hearing against a ruling by National Assembly Speaker Fehmida Mirza resumed in the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday, DawnNews reported.

Advocate A K Dogar, whilst presenting his arguments, said that Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani was disqualified by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, however he is still running a public office.

A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was hearing the case.

Dogar further said that PM Gilani deliberately insulted the court, and that the speaker’s ruling was against the seven-member bench’s verdict.

PM Gilani’s counsel Aitzaz Ahsan said that he would like to submit the power of attorney on the behalf of his client.

Attorney General Irfan Qadir said that he would respond after Dogar finished his arguments. However, the Chief Justice said that the entire nation was aware of the proceedings of cases pertaining to NRO and contempt of court regardless of AG’s responses.

The Chief Justice also said that the court does not want to prolong the judgement of the case, and that Dogar should only highlight the legal points involved in the case.

AG Qadir, criticised the Chief Justice and called him biased.

The situation worsened when the court tried to expedite the proceedings of the case. A group of lawyers chanted slogans against AG Qadir in the result of which one lawyer was asked to leave the premises of the court by the security personnel.

The Chief Justice also intervened and criticised on the behaviour of the lawyers and asked them to remain calm. He also said that he has immense respect for Aitzaz Ahsan and Irfan Qadir.

The hearing was adjourned until til June 15.

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