Show-cause notice for contempt of court issued to PM Ashraf
[Dawn] The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a show-cause notice for contempt of court to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf over his failure to implement its directive of writing a letter to Swiss authorities to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali
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"We hereby issue a notice to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf...to show cause why he may not be proceeded against for committing contempt," the court said in its short order.
"We issue notice to Raja Pervez Ashraf under (the) contempt of court act 2003, read with article 204 of the constitution to show cause as to why he may not be proceeded (against) in contempt of court and (is) not complying (with the) relevant direction of the court," Justice Khosa said.
"He shall appear in person at the next date of hearing. Hearing adjourned until August 27," the judge added.
Dictating the order, Justice Khosa moreover said that Yousuf Raza Gilani
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was disqualified for failing to implement the court's directives.
The order said that Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf was also given a similar directive, adding that, the July ruling had said that failure to implement court orders would lead to initiation of proceedings.
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