KARACHI - Sindh High Court (SHC) has remarked that Prime Minister enjoys immunity as per Constitution.

These remarks were given by SHC bench comprising Justice Hassan Feroze during the hearing of contempt of court petition against Nawaz Sharif here on Monday.

The petitioner Mehmood Akhtar Naqvi took the plea in his petition that during a Press conference in Peshawar, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had said while hinting at Karachi situation that judges also fear from giving verdict against the accused persons in Karachi.  This statement from PM falls in the ambit of contempt of court, therefore, PM be served contempt of court notice, he prayed.

The court remarked PM enjoys immunity as per Constitution.

The petitioner was of the view that the Prime Minister had uttered such words which are tantamount to contempt of court, adding, that before this former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has been put on trial in the same case.

Upon this, Justice Hassan Feroze said that the petitioner need not to wander here and there; rather he should express his stance while keeping in view the very spirit of the law and the Constitution which gives immunity to the Prime Minister under Article 248.

Finding the petitioner unable to satisfy the court, the hearing was put off till October 28th.