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CJP’s Suo Moto Notice on PM, President’s Orders

ISLAMABAD: Taking Suo Moto notice of the political high-drama that unfurled in the first half of Sunday (3rd of April, 2022) CJP Umar Ata Bandial stated that all the orders and actions of Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi regarding the dissolution of the National Assembly would be subject to the court’s order. 

It is pertinent to mention here though it was not only Sunday but also the first day of Ramazan, the judicial staff reached the Supreme Court where a three-member bench consisting of CJP,  Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Ijaz ul Haq were pondering over the development following the dissolution of  Assemblies by the President of Pakistan.

Meanwhile, SCP directed the Attorney General to submit the request apropos suspension of the ruling of Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri; all political parties have been instructed to act responsibly making sure that the law and order in the country should not deteriorate.

CJP, while holding that public order should be maintained, stated that no unconstitutional step should be taken by any state institution and that no one should try to take advantage of the prevailing situation. The Interior and Defense Secretaries have been ordered by the CJP to brief the court apropos the  state-of-affairs apropos law and order.

Observing that the revered month of Ramazan has commenced the CJP said that the court did not want to drag the hearing and thus notices should be issued to all the political parties. Ordering to accept the request of PPP-P, CJP stated that the actions of the Deputy Speaker would be reviewed.

Pointing out that the matter was important, CJP stated that President Dr. Arif Alvi should also be made a respondent in the case. Meanwhile, notices have been issued to Attorney General Khalid Jawed Khan, the speaker, deputy speaker, defence secretary, interior secretary. | YouTube Channel

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.