LAHORE: Counsel of premier in the contempt of Court case, Aitzaz Ahsan termed the short imprisonment of Yousaf Raza Gilani as Unconstitutional and against the law.
Talking to media representatives outside Lahore High court, Ahsan said the premier could not have been sentenced in the absence of a detailed verdict. He said short orders were not issued in criminal cases and that the prime minister’s sentencing was against the law.
He also said that, PM would have completed the imprisonment if it had been for six months or longer. Adding that, it was not possible to give a sentence of imprisonment without giving a reason for it.
The government is mulling over the options and the prime minister has a number of options to choose from, including one of filing an appeal challenging the verdict,” Ahsan said.
Moreover, on the role of Speaker National Assembly in the process of a possible disqualification of the premier, Ahsan said the speaker was given the authority by the Constitution and not the Supreme Court.