Lawyer files petition against judges restoration through Parliament

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Islamabad, Apr 24 (UNI) A Pakistani lawyer filed a writ petition against the restoration of deposed judges through Parliament in Islamabad High Court today.

Maulvi Iqbal Haider, a Karachi-based lawyer filed petition under Article 199 of the Constitution in which Speaker, Deputy Speaker National Assembly and Law Secretary have been made respondents.

The petition said matters related to judges could not be tabled in the Parliament and that apex court should direct National Assembly Speaker, Deputy Speaker not to present resolution on the issue, The News reported.

It stated that any matter related to judges should not be presented in Parliament under Article number 68 and 69 of the Constitution.

Also, it would be violation of Supreme Court's decision that was formed after November 3. The decision declared PCO and removal of judges legal, it added.

The court will start the hearing of the petition from tomorrow.


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