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November 26, 2011

Plea against Sherry Rehman referred to CJ

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November 26, 2011

LAHORE: Justice Khalid Mahmood Khan of the Lahore High Court on Friday referred a petition, challenging the appointment of Sherry Rehman as Pakistan’s new ambassador to the United States, to Chief Justice for its fixing before Justice Nasir Saeed Sheikh who was already engaged with a similar case.
Petitioner Muhammad Azhar Siddique contended that Sherry Rehman was a sitting MNA who could not hold an office of profit. She says Sherry had presented a bill in the national assembly to make amendments in the blasphemy law (Section 295-C of PPC) and by doing so she had become disqualified under article 62 of the constitution.
The petitioner said a petition was moved at that time to seek Sherry’s disqualification and it was still pending with the LHC.
He said under Articles 2-A and 227 of the Constitution every Muslim of Pakistan was duty-bound to protect and follow Islam. He pointed out that it was paramount duty of an ambassador to protect the interest of his/her country in a foreign state. But Sherry Rehman does not possess such qualities and her appointment is not in national interest.
The petitioner argued that neither Sherry had resigned from the national assembly seat nor Election Commission of Pakistan had declared her seat vacant. He requested the court to declare her appointment as illegal and unconstitutional.
Justice Khalid Mahmood Khan, however, referred the case to CJ who had now fixed it before Justice Nasir Saeed Sheikh.

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