The government has passed a new contempt of court law to circumvent the political implications of a number of contempt of court cases involving many senior government functionaries. On July 21, Saturday, the Herald invited Asma Jahangir and Feisal Naqvi to a live online discussion about the political theory behind contempt of court.
July 21, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm (PST)
Feisal Naqvi is a Supreme Court lawyer based in Lahore. His firm, Bhandari, Naqvi & Riaz, specialises in Constitutional litigation. Naqvi has also taught Constitutional Law at a private college. On July 21, 2012 the Herald invited him to a live discussion about the evolution and practice of contempt of court laws in Pakistan.
July 23, 4 pm to 5 pm (PST)
Asma Jahangir is a senior Supreme Court lawyer, former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association and an internationally renowned human rights activist. On July 21, 2012 the Herald invited her to a live discussion about how the contempt of court has come to occupy a central place in Pakistan’s judicial and political affairs.