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Govt to challenge contempt act verdict in SC: Naek

August 07, 2012


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

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Law Dr Farooq H. Naek on Tuesday said that the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) government will challenge the Supreme Court’s verdict in contempt of court act case, in which the court declared the law void on August 3.

“We will file review petition against the decision of the apex court on the contempt of court law,” said the law minister while speaking to a private television channel.

He said the PPP believes in the rule of law, and independence of judiciary, adding that there should not be any confrontation between the state’s institutions.

Naek said that democratic system should not be derailed in the country.

Replying to a question he said that the president enjoys immunity according to the national and international laws.

The minister seemed hopeful when he said that the country and the government will get speedy progress in days to come.

“Smooth flow of democratic process is the only solution to achieve progress, prosperity and development for the people of this country,” he added.

The law minister reiterated that the PPP government was not against judiciary rather respects it. “We respect the judiciary,” he said.