Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Syed Munawar Hasan has said that Contempt of Court Amendment Act and Dual Citizenship Act were aimed at providing protection to the corrupt rulers.  In a statement issued on Tuesday, he said the ruling partly along with its allies had violated moral, social values and principles of justice only for vested interests.

Munawar Hasan said these acts were not only against spirit of Islam but also against the constitution. “As per the constitution, no law against can be enacted against Sharia as all are equal to God,” he added. He further said that a criminal whether a ruler or a layman would be equal to law and no discrimination could be made. “Each and every word of the amended clause clearly explains that it has been added only to provide a cover to the corruption of President Asif Ali Zardari,” he added. He said the bills had also been introduced to provide a shield to the president against the decisions of the apex court which ordered the executive to write a letter to the Swiss courts for opening graft cases.