Though senior lawyer Kapil Sibal, representing telcos, urged for staying the HC order, the SC refused it saying: " Prima facie we do not find anything ultra virus
( beyond one's legal power or authority) in the decision of the high court.
Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday released a detailed judgment in response to as many as 485 petitions filed in mega sales tax fraud and declared SRO.775(I)/2011 as ultra virus
to the Sales Tax Act, 1990.
The view of the High Court, however, did not find favour with the Supreme Court and it was observed that only a miniscule fraction of the country's population constitutes lesbians, gays, bisexuals or transgenders and thus, there cannot be any basis for declaring the Section ultra virus
of provisions of Articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution.