PPP leader Senator Aitzaz Ahsan has expressed reservations over the contempt of court bill.  Aitzaz, speaking to the media on Tuesday outside the Parliament House, said he had conveyed his reservations to the party. “Criticism of the court in polite language should be protected,” he said.

The PPP leader added that he was not consulted when the legislation was being made nor does the contempt bill contain his opinion.

Aitzaz informed reporters that he was leaving for New Delhi on July 12 and would not appear as Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf’s lawyer in the NRO implementation case.

The National Assembly on Monday night passed the contempt of court bill, 2012, under Article 248(1) of the Constitution exempting all government office holders, including the prime minister and all other ministers from court proceedings under contempt charges.