Tarar urges to include 7 senior judges in bench hearing SC bill


Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Interior Attaullah Tarar on Tuesday urged the Supreme Court to include seven senior most judges of the apex court in the bench hearing Supreme Court (Practice and Procedure) bill case.

Addressing a press conference along with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan, Tarar said that the apex court stayed the Supreme Court (Practice and Procedure) which had not become a law yet.

This was a question mark on the powers of Parliament, he added.

Attaullah Tarar said that according to the Constitution legislature and judiciary had separate roles.

“The role of the Parliament is to draft law and this is why it is called legislature. If a law is not yet being shaped and its implementation is stopped then it is unconstitutional,” he added.

He said that the six bar councils including Pakistan Bar Council had raised observations on apex court judge Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi’s inclusion in the eight-member larger bench hearing the Supreme Court (Practice and Procedure).

The Attorney General for Pakistan also supported PBC’s stance in this regard and stated that references were pending against Justice Naqvi in the Supreme Judicial Council, he added.

He urged that Justice Naqvi should not be included in the bench until he was proven guilty or innocent.

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