ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chairman, Imran Khan said Tuesday that the contempt of court bill had divided the nation.
Speaking to the media persons here, Khan emphasised that a new contempt law was being made “to protect the money of Asif Ali Zardari in Switzerland.”
Khan added that this bill would be struck down by the court.
Meanwhile a petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Tuesday challenging the contempt of court bill. Petitioner Siddique Baloch said that by proposing the bill, the government has taken an unconstitutional and unlawful step.
The National Assembly had on Monday passed the 13-clause bill which exempts “holders of public office” from the mischief of contempt in “exercise of powers and performance of functions” and allows for suspension of a sentence during the pendency of an appeal.