Thursday, September 29, 2022

The role of the Supreme Court Bar was biased in the case related to Chief Minister Punjab: Chief Justice


The Federation gave a response to the Punjab Chief Minister’s case in the Judicial Commission, does this response fall under the category of respect for the judiciary? Justice Umar Atta Bandial. Photo file

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Umar Atta Bandyal says that the role of the Supreme Court Bar Association was biased in the case related to the election of the Chief Minister of Punjab.

Addressing the full court reference at the beginning of the new judicial year, Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandial said that when he assumed charge, he was faced with the challenge of providing cheap and quick justice, pending cases and the use of automatic notice powers were also faced. But it is good that the number of pending cases has reduced from 54 thousand 134 to 50 thousand 265.

He said that honorable judges sacrificed their vacations and 6,458 cases were decided only from June to September, the reduction in the number of pending cases ended the 10-year increase trend, in the next 6 months. The number of cases will be brought up to 45 thousand.

The Chief Justice of Pakistan said that the assistance of bar associations is required in the matter of appointments of judges.

He said that the increase in population puts a burden on the resources, the case related to the increase in population will be heard soon. .

Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandyal said that due to the political events from March 2022, political cases came to the courts, Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri’s ruling was taken into consideration by the judges and after 5 days of hearing, the ruling was declared unconstitutional and the decision also took 3 days. I told

He said that the ruling of Dost Mazari was rejected by the political parties, but despite this, restraint was shown. We are aware that the country is facing a serious economic crisis, but the law is equal for all.

The Chief Justice of Pakistan said that the case of the election of Chief Minister of Punjab was decided on merit. In this case, the Federation requested to form a full court, which was not in accordance with the law, while the role of the Supreme Court Bar Association in the case was also biased.

He said that the response to the decision of this case came out in the meeting held for the appointment of judges, 5 important and competent judges were nominated in the judicial commission meeting, 4 votes against 6 were in favor of the nomination.

Justice Umar Atta Bandial said that the federal government gave a response to the Punjab Chief Minister’s case in the judicial commission, does this response fall under the category of respect for the judiciary?

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