President Asif Ali Zardari—AP Photo
President Asif Ali Zardari—AP Photo

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday ordered President Asif Ali Zardari to relinquish his post as co-chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) before September 5, DawnNews reported.

The court has completed the proceedings on petitions of contempt of court, filed against the president for holding dual posts.

A three-member larger bench headed by, Chief Justice of Lahore High court, Justice Umar Atta Bandial, was hearing the case.

Various lawyers presented their arguments and said that the president should follow the court’s orders.

The chief justice responded to the arguments and said that the issue under consideration has constitutional importance and the verdict will also be in accordance with the constitution of Pakistan.

He further added that court has provided the president with ample time to resign from his post as the co-chairperson of the PPP and suspend all political activities in the Presidency before September 5.