The Supreme Court has dismissed Tahirul Qadri’s petition regarding the reconstitution of the Election Commission today, Geo News reported.
During today’s proceddings, the Chief Justice remarked, that there are more than 100 registered political parties, 342 elected members of the National Assembly and many political parties that are not part of the assemblies, yet no one but Tahirul Qadri has any reservations over the Election Commission.
The Chief Justice asked Qadri how his rights were being infringed upon, adding that he will have to prove the purity of his intentions since he has suddenly appeared on the national stage.
Dr Qadri responded, that his dual nationality was being subjected to a media trial, and his loyalty was being brought into question. Tahirul Qadri then became personal and equated taking an oath from the Queen to one taken from former dictator Pervez Musharraf.
While Dr. Qadri’s personal attack on the Supreme judiciary fell into ground for contempt charges being brought against him, the Supreme Court let him off with a warning.
Dr. Tahirul Qadri pleaded the court that he be allowed to cite different court rulings, to which the Chief Justice replied that before that the Doctor should argue his fundamental rights (that have been infringed upon).
The Chief Justice added, that the petition has been submitted in a personal capacity, and the petitioner is not eligible to contest elections, therefore he must prove his right to petition.
Qadri replied to the bench, that for three days he is being put on trial, by asking such questions that the constitution does not even allow to be asked – to which the Chief Justice remarked, that everyone who appears before the court is liable to be questioned.