SC saved Parliament
Syed M Tayyab Advocate
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 - The judgement of Supreme Court regarding newly legislated law of Contempt of Court is historical and in accordance with constitution. The rulers can not be exempted from observing the law. The law was made by the Government to get itself as “above the law” Our constitution speaks and ensures rule of law and the questioned law was going to violate the golden principles of law and natural justice. The Government had made ill-adviced law for personal and individual benefits and it was against the spirit of law.Supreme Court has rightly declared the law as null and void. The Apex Court has the power of judicial review and scrutiny over the legislation.
The parliament can exercise its power and right of legislation within certain parameters and limits. No law can be made which is against the injunctions of Islam or which is against the fundamental rights envisaged in the constitution. The judgement of Supreme Court is a guide line for the Parliament towards the legislation. The Parliament should get guidance from the principles established in the judgement. The law was an example of immaturity of the Parliament and the Court has saved the Parliament from further embarrassment.