May 01

PM contempt case: 3 judges withdraw from bench

CJP Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said 3 out 9 judges have apologized to conduct hearing of PM case.PM CONTAMTHe said that special bench comprising nine judges had been formed to conduct hearing of appeal filed against contempt of court case against the Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani but three out of nine judges have apologized to render service in this regard.

He said that he did not want to disclose the names of three judges who have apologized from hearing; so, we can’t conduct hearing of the case as we have only six judges, he said.

While inaugurating Balochistan High Court Sibbi Bench, Chief Justice said that the institutions should work while keeping them within their jurisdiction. The establishment of Sibbi Bench would help facilitate the masses, he said.

He also stressed restoration of Sibbi Law College, raise the number of judges in Balochistan and establishment of new in far-flung areas.