Constitution is supreme: CJP
Karachi—Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry explicitly indicated that the Supreme Court of Pakistan might strike down any law repugnant to the constitution, and said that the constitution not the parliament was the supreme entity in Pakistan.
Addressing lawyers during a ceremony at the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Saturday, he dubbed the question of parliament’s supremacy over the constitution as unjustified.
CJ said that whatever position or post one holds the law was same for everyone. Action on contempt of court was taken against the chief executive for not obeying the court order and he lost his position, he added.
Kabul, Swat rivers in medium, low flood
Islamabad—The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) on Saturday said that the Kabul River was running in medium flood at Warsak-Nowshera reach while the Swat River was also in low flood with rising trend at Charsadda Road Bridge.
According to the daily FFC report, all the other main rivers, including Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej, were flowing normal.
DPC’s long march today
Lahore—Pakistan Defence Council has warned the government to close Nato supply routes immediately, otherwise, a ‘historic long-march’ will start from Sunday( today). Addressing a press conference, Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) chairman Maulana Samiul Haq appealed to all factions of society to assist them in protesting against the reopening of Nato supply routes.
Haq said that those living near the Nato routes should also come out on the roads to join the protest. “The government should also assist us for the sake of the independence of judiciary, democracy and to save the country.”He added that the protest movement will be “peaceful”. The long march will begin at 10am today from Nasir Bagh in Lahore and will head towards Islamabad, Haq told the media. “Pakistan can only survive after getting rid of US slavery.”