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Supreme Court Verdict

By | September 2012
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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF PAKISTAN
(ORIGINAL JURISDICTION)

PRESENT:
MR. MR. MR. MR. MR. MR. MR.

JUSTICE JUSTICE JUSTICE JUSTICE JUSTICE JUSTICE JUSTICE

NASIR-UL-MULK ASIF SAEED KHAN KHOSA SARMAD JALAL OSMANY EJAZ AFZAL KHAN IJAZ AHMED CHAUDHRY GULZAR AHMED MUHAMMAD ATHER SAEED

CRIMINAL ORIGINAL PETITION NO. 06 OF 2012 IN SUO MOTU CASE NO. 04 OF 2010 (Contempt proceedings against Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani, the Prime Minister of Pakistan regarding non-compliance of this Court’s order dated 16.12.2009)

For the Prosecution:

Mr. Irfan Qadir, Prosecutor/ Attorney-General for Pakistan

For the Respondent: Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan, Sr. ASC, assisted by Barrister Gohar Ali Khan, Mr. Shaukat Ali Javid, Mr. Shahid Saeed, Mr. Kashif Malik, Mr. Bilal Khokar, Ms. Zunaira Fayyaz, Ms. Ayesha Malik, Mr. Fahad Usman, Mr. Tayyab Jan, Ch. Babras, Advocates with Mr. M. S. Khattak, AOR Dates of Hearing: 19.01.2012, 01.02.2012, 02.02.2012, 13.02.2012, 22.02.2012, 28.02.2012, 07.03.2012, 08.03.2012, 21.03.2012, 22.03.2012, 26.03.2012, 27.03.2012, 12.04.2012, 13.04.2012, 16.04.2012, 17.04.2012, 18.04.2012, 19.04.2012, 20.04.2012, 24.04.2012 and 26.04.2012

Crl.O.P.6/12

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JUDGMENT
NASIR-UL-MULK, J.— These proceedings for

contempt of Court initiated against Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, emanate from noncompliance with the directions given by this Court to the Federal Government in Paragraphs No.177 and 178 in the case of DR. MOBASHIR HASSAN v FEDERATION OF

PAKISTAN ( PLD 2010 SC 265 ) for the revival of the request, withdrawn by the former Attorney-General, Malik Muhammad Qayyum, to be a civil party in a money laundering case in Switzerland. To understand the context in which the said directions were given by this Court, it is inevitable to state some material facts. 2. It was in the fall of 1997 when the then Attorney-

General for Pakistan wrote a letter to the Swiss Authorities investigating a money laundering case involving...

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