Pakistan Peoples Party Reshuffling Its Legal Team

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Pakistan’s federal law minister has refuted reports that he has resigned from his post, to be replaced by his predecessor, Babar Awan. He said he has not resigned, neither has he been asked to do so. He said he will appear alongside the prime minister in Supreme Court on Jan 19.

Leader of the House, Nayar Bokhari had stated earlier that Chandio had tendered his resignation and thus was no longer the law minister. Senior PPP leader also hinted that Awan might be reappointed the law minister. If Awan is reappointed, it would amount to another defiance of Supreme Court, since his license was temporarily suspended for contempt of court earlier today.

Meanwhile, Barrister Aitzaz Ahsen was engaged on Tuesday by Pakistan Peoples Party to defend PM Gilani who has been issued a contempt of court notification by the Supreme Court. PM Gilani has been summoned to appear before the court on January 19.