Contempt cases cannot increase judiciary's respect: AGP
20 July, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Irfan Qadir on Thursday said that contempt of court cases could not increase the respect and dignity of the judiciary.
Talking to reporters at the Supreme Court premises, the attorney general said that whenever the courts would give wrong decisions, they would be ridiculed, as judiciary was not above the law. He also stressed that all should accept courts' decisions.
Speaking about the contempt of court law and the recent amendments to it, Qadir said the Supreme Court should refer the matter to parliament with suggestions, adding that parliament would accept the court's positive recommendations.
He also stated that there would be a crisis in the country if the court struck down the Contempt of Court Act 2012. He said the system could run smoothly if there was harmony among institutions.