Amendments made by Parliament cannot be challenged: Pak Govt tells SC

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Islamabad, May 28 (ANI): The Pakistan Government has told the Supreme Court that amendments made in the Constitution by Parliament can not be challenged in any court of law.

The federal government, in its reply to petitions challenging certain sections of the 18th Amendment, said that the amendments can not be challenged as petitioners have no locus standi to question Parliament's decision.

"The Constitution does not provide any jurisdiction to invalidate the constitutional amendment, made in accordance with the prescribed procedure; therefore, the petition under reply is not maintainable," the government said in its reply, which was filed by advocate Masood Chisti.

It said that powers of parliament cannot be restricted on the basis of any ideology and maxim, and added that Parliament has to exercise its power in accordance with the written command of the Constitution and the recent amendments have been validly adopted by it.

"In Pakistan, the amendment, pertaining to the appointments of superior courts' judges, has been made, in view of the past experience of the history as this was a desired objective and almost all political parties contested preceding election with the manifesto of bringing amendments, particularly for the appointment of superior judiciary," The News quoted the government's reply, as stating. (ANI)

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