SC adjourns hearing of Kohistan bifurcation


Islamabad—The Supreme Court Tuesday adjourned hearing of the case challenging Peshawar High Court (PHC) judgement over suspension of notification regarding bifurcation of district Kohistan into two districts under the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Local Government (amendment) Bill 2015 till Wednesday.
A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case. During the course of proceedings, advocates Syed Iftikhar Hussain Gillani and Aitzaz Ahsan appeared on behalf of petitioners and informed the court that the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had issued a notification regarding division of kohistan into two districts on January 15, 2015.
Later, petitions were filed in PHC challenging the notification which was suspended by the court. The provincial government filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the judgement passed by the PHC. Aitzaz Ahsan said Kohistan was mentioned in the Constitution but Lower Kohistan was not mentioned.—APP