SC issues notice to govt on Justice Isa’s review petition

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Staff Reporter
Islamabad

The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday issued a notice to the federal government on Justice Isa’s review petition, with the apex court judge requesting a live broadcast of the review petition’s proceedings.

As the 10-judge larger bench headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial heard the plea, Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah said that science and technology should be welcomed to bring transparency to the justice system.

He observed that science and technology have played a great role in improving and ensuring transparency in the system.

The judge also referred to innovation in DNA research, as hundreds of convictions had been overturned. Likewise, cameras were installed in the district courts for supervision.

However, Justice Shah also wondered about the downsides of live coverage of court proceedings.

According to Justice Isa, two members of a bench could negate administrative decision taken by the full court. However, a decision by the 10-judge larger bench cannot be overturned by a full court from the administrative view.