LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has set a deadline of September 5 for President Asif Ali Zardari to stop political activity while sitting in the Presidency.
Earlier on Wednesday, the LHC had given President Zardari ‘one more chance’ to comply with the court’s order adding that if this was not done contempt proceedings would be initiated.
A three member bench of the LHC headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial completed proceedings on petitions relating to contempt of court being committed by President Zardari by not giving up his political activities in the President House.
On May 12 last year, a full bench of the LHC ordered that President Zardari could not continue as co-chairman of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party, while sitting in the presidency.
The full bench had asked President Zardari to either step down as co-chairman of the PPP or stop using the presidency for politicking.