It was a rude shock to see PPP leader Babar Awan going bald headed against the Supreme Court for forming an inquiry commission on memogate scandal headed by former bureaucrat Tariq Khosa. Flanked by PPP leaders during a press conference, he adopted a tone that reeked of a fish market. For some it was sound and fury arguing nothing. Yet it did signify the PPP-led setups intent to continue to disregard and keep up with its defiant posture towards judiciary. Consider his announcement that the PPP would only bow before Parliament and not anyone else, regardless of their uniform. He was making a travesty of decorum when he fumed at the logic of setting up the commission by the SC and likened it to a move aimed at blowing the wind out of the sails of Parliament. Mr Awan even pointed to the subject of the Bangaldesh model, where the military was in league with the judiciary and took over the government. The overall impression that he was trying to browbeat the judiciary was unmistakable. The other day Prime Minister Gilanis phraseology contained the word, judicial-military coup. He should not have said these words in such context. During the past many months, the government has been on a collision course with the judiciary which always acted with patience. Now Mr Babar has yet again flexed the government muscle in the most brazen way. Many observers view the press conference as declaring a war on the Supreme Court. If PPP has differences with the PML-N over the memogate scandal, it should take the constitutional course and go to the court and prove its innocence. The PPP leadership would only make itself more suspicious with the sabre-rattling of the sort. This is far from the civilised way a government should be responding to the country top courts order. And so far as the question of formation of the commission goes, legal experts have opined that the Supreme Court is well within its rights to set it up and that in no way it encroaches upon the authority of Parliament. The PPP should submit before the authority of the Supreme Court and fight out the case in the courtroom rather than kicking up a slanging match with fiery orators like Babar Awan, whose comments are devoid of logic and only further erode the partys credibility.