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Contempt law to ensure judicial, political restraint: Naek

July 12, 2012


Minister for Law, Farooq H. Naek. - YouTube videograb.

ISLAMABAD: The Contempt of Court Law would ensure judicial and political restraint and help strengthening democracy, Minister for Law Farooq H Naek said on Wednesday.

Talking to media persons outside the Parliament House, he denied the impression that the contempt law has been approved in haste saying that a thorough debate and clause by clause discussion had been held in National Assembly and Senate before final approval.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and other opposition parties should have moved amendments in the contempt of court law, he added.

Moreover, he said that all the good clauses of Contempt of Court Law 1976, 1998, 2003-4 have been incorporated in the Contempt of Court Law 2012. And confusions in the erstwhile contempt law have been removed.

Replying to a question he said, a writ petition has also been pending in court of law.