CJP-led bench annuls SC judgments review law

A gaurd wal ks outside the SC building in Islamabad. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s top court on Friday ruled that the Supreme Court (Review of Judgments and Orders) Act 2023 was ultra vires to the Constitution, dampening hopes of politicians disqualified for life to challenge the decision.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Munib Akhtar had heard multiple petitions challenging the law, enacted in late May.

Ghulam Mohiuddin, Zamanwigs for women nike air max 97 black cheap nfl jerseys custom jerseys custom team jerseys dallas cowboys jersey custom softball jerseys nfl shops best nfl custom jersey cheap nfl jersey nike air max 90 womens for sale nfl fantasy football custom hockey jerseys nike air max 90 sale adidas sneakers women Khan Vardak, the Jurists Foundation, through its CEO Riaz Hanif Rahi, and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had challenged the vires of the act.

During the hearing of the case, Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) Mansoor Usman Awan asked the court to dismiss the pleas, explaining that it broadens the court’s jurisdiction and does not curb its powers.

However, PTI lawyer Ali Zafar, on behalf of the party’s Secretary General Omar Ayub, had maintained that a change in the apex’s powers could not be made through legislation alone and required a constitutional amendment.

On June 19 after six hearings — from June 7 to June 19 — the bench reserved its verdict.