Chief Justice of Pakistan  to constitute new bench for hearing government plea in Musharraf ECL case

Posted on June 16, 2014 | in News | by


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan referred to Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) the matter of constitution of a new bench for hearing the federal government’s plea that former Ex-President Pervez Musharraf be restrained from going abroad. SC three-member headed by Justice Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Ejaz Afzal was hearing the federal government’s petition here. During the hearing, Attorney General Salman Butt requested the court to fix the hearing of the petition this week, as a review petition on behalf of Pervez Musharraf has also been filed in Sindh High Court for allowing him to go abroad even before 15 days.

Meanwhile, in case of any decision, the federal government’s petition in Supreme Court would become infructuous. Justice Saqib Nisar remarked that you had submitted the petition seeking hearing soon, which we have heard. Now, your petition would first be processed in the Supreme Court office and then the matter would go to CJP Justice Tasadduq Hussain Jilani, who would constitute the bench. therefore, referred the matter to CJP for the constitution of a new bench

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