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Communist Party Of Pakistan Moves Against Presidential Immunity

By Yasser Latif Hamdani

This news story caught my attention

The Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) on Monday challenged the immunity to president under Article 248 of the constitution, asking for the article to be struck down, as it “violates all teachings and injunctions of Islam”. The petition – filed by CPP Chairman Jamil Malik – also asks the court to hear the party’s view along with the ongoing NRO cases being heard by a 17-member larger bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. The petitioner cited China as an example, saying the constitution of that country gave courts the right to summon any leader, including the president, to punish him/her if a crime was proven He asked the court to strike down and interpret Article 248 in its true perspective. staff report Continue reading

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