CJP terms SCBA’s role in Punjab CM’s election case ‘biased’

SC Mazari's ruling

Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial Monday termed the Supreme Court Bar Association’s role in the Punjab chief minister election case “biased”.

Addressing a full court reference on the eve of the beginning of the new judicial year, CJP Bandial recalled the Punjab CM election case, which drew criticism from political parties.

The CJP said that the federation requested a full court bench which was not in accordance with the law, while the role of the SCBA was also “biased”.

In July, the SC had termed the ruling of the former Punjab Assembly deputy speaker, Dost Mazari, “illegal” and announced Pervez Elahi as the new CM of the province.

The ruling coalition had demanded that a full bench hear the case and the government’s demands were also backed by the top court’s bar association.

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