Pak court asks petitioner to present arguments against Zardari

  • PTI, Lahore
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  • Updated: Jun 20, 2012 12:40 IST

A court has directed a petitioner to come up with "solid arguments" to back his contention that President Asif Ali Zardari has committed contempt of court by not relinquishing his political office of head of the Pakistan People's Party.

Lahore high court Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial yesterday directed the petition's counsel to present solid arguments on the maintainability of the petition and adjourned the matter till June 21.

Lawyer Azhar Siddique filed the petition in which he claimed Zardari had not disassociated himself from the political office of co-chairman of the PPP as expected in an order passed by a full bench of the Lahore High Court in May 2011.

He said the directions issued by the court had not been obeyed and the President had not stopped "misusing" the presidency for the activities of the PPP.

Siddique has asked the high court to issue a show cause notice to the President and to charge him with the contempt of court.


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