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Pak SC issues notice to PM Raja Ashraf over contempt law

July 14, 2012 11:20 IST
Pakistan's Supreme Court has issued a notice to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in a case regarding the newly introduced contempt of court law.

The court also issued notices to the law minister, Senate chairman, cabinet division secretary and establishment division secretary.

Earlier, a three-judge bench of the apex court, including Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhr, heard the petition filed by Supreme Court lawyer Baz Muhammad Kakar and Balochistan Bar Association former president Manzoor Bangulzai, The Daily Times reports.

According to the paper, all the 11 petitioners have also been informed accordingly.

The petition pleaded that the bill was contrary to the constitution and aimed at benefiting a few elites.
Source: ANI