Pak SC adjourns hearing of petitions against emergency till tom

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Islamabad, Nov 15 (UNI) A 10-member full court of the Pakistani Supreme Court adjourned the hearing of petitions against the imposition of emergency till tomorrow.

The bench was headed by Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar and the petitions have been filed by Tikka Iqbal Muhammad Khan and Watan Party through their counsels Irfan Qadir and barrister Zafarullah Khan respectively.

Irfan Qadir argued that COAS has no ''legal or constitutional authority'' to impose emergency, which can only be imposed according to the provisions of the constitution, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported.

He further argued that the grounds given for the ''extra-constitutional'' measure were not justified because the law and order situation in all parts of the country except for Fata was generally normal.

He said that the holding of the constitution in abeyance was unlawful and unconstitutional and the emergency should be lifted.

The court will meet tomorrow when the counsel will resume his arguments.

UNI

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