SC should not have summoned PM: AG


Attorney General (AG) Irfan Qadir on Friday said that according to the constitution the Prime Minister was not answerable to the court for his official actions.
Talking to a private TV channel, the AG said that he was not aware if Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf would appear before the Supreme Court on August 27.
He also did not comment on what steps the Supreme Court would take if the Prime Minister did not appear before it.
“Prime Minister’s post is more superior than the judges and he is not accountable to the courts and the final decision on the contempt of court case against Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf will be taken within two days”, Irfan Qadir said.
He said that, “all the positions fall under the authority of Prime Minister after President. If all are equal in the eyes of law then the Supreme Court should also call 18 million people.”
Moreover, Attorney General said that, Supreme Court should not have summoned the Prime Minister to appear before the court and they cannot ask the prime minister to write a letter.
“All federal institutions should be respected,” he added.
He also added that he will continue to follow the constitution of Pakistan regardless of what the court says
It is worth mentioning that Prime Minister Ashraf was issued a contempt of court notice by the Supreme Court for failing to implement its order in the NRO case by not writing the letter to Swiss authorities. He has been summoned to appear before the apex court bench hearing the case on August 27.


  1. Only Arslan puttar case can be played with utmost caution and restarint (if it goes in his favor), for the rest, who cares. Why the CJ (Corrupt Justice) hasn't paid any attention to Babusir incident yet?

  2. Then who is the PM answerable to? the public? the congress? both of them cannot do anything against the will of these evil tyrants. No ONE can be above the law, it is quiet simple!

  3. If it was not for people like Asma, Aitezaz and others, this judiciary would still be sitting at home. Why is it that almost all top lawyers who led the movement for restoration of judiciary have now turned against the role and conduct of SC? If Asma, Aitizaz and others were honourable citizens when they led the struggle for restoration of sacked judges, why is their opinion about the huge disappointment and let down by the present judiciary become less important now? The Supreme Court needs to take a deep breath, more than one step back and give sober thought to the damaging long term consequences of its present highhandedness. I doubt if there will be another opportunity for it to rectify the embarrassing past wrong doings of its forefathers in judicial wigs.

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