Pakistan Observer

PPP bans Abidi’s entry into Presidency

CJ takes notice of Senator’s press conference

Tuesday, August 07, 2012 - Islamabad—Pakistan People’s Party on Monday expelled Senator Faisal Raza Abdi from the party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) and banned his entry into the Presidency for holding a press conference against the higher judiciary.

The PPP also suspended Faisal Raza Abidi from party’s core committee after issuing a show-cause notice.

Abidi has also been asked to resign from the post of president PPP Karachi chapter.

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira talking to media men at an Iftar dinner said they did not endorse Faisal Raza Abidi’s views against the judiciary.

They said Abdi did not represent the People’s Party. Qamar Zaman Kaira said: “I am the spokesman of People’s Party and not Faisal Raza Abdi”.

Faisal Raza Abidi, in his press conference, held Chief Justice responsible for all the financial irregularities done by his son. He clearly said, “I will force Chief Justice out from the same way he had been restored as a judge.”

Meanwhile, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Monday took notice of press conference held by PPP lawmaker Faisal Raza Abidi in which he hurled serious allegations against him and maligned the apex court.

The CJ also sought footage of the press briefing to see whether it came under contempt of court or not.

Abidi Sunday held a press conference at the National Press Club in Islamabad and accused the CJ of acquitting a terrorist who allegedly killed 100 people.

He had also said that he would soon table a bill against the judges who had taken oath on the PCO.

Moreover, Advocate Tariq Assad filed plea in the court, seeking action under contempt of court against Faisal Raza Abidi and PEMRA for the press conference—Online

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