SC adjourns for one month hearing of petition filed against illegal appointments in SAC GB

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ISLAMABAD, April 29 (Online): Supreme Court (SC) has adjourned for one month the hearing of the petition filed against illegal appointments in Supreme Appellate Court (SAC) Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).

The court has also directed that the petition filed by GB Bar council be separated and fixed for hearing after Eid.

The court while accepting the reply of registrar SAC G.B has wrapped up the contempt of court proceedings against him.

The SC has maintained that the registrar SAC G.B has told about his becoming infected by coronavirus in his reply.

A 3-member bench of SC presided over by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmad took up for hearing petition against illegal appointments in SAC G.B Thursday.

CJP inquired during the hearing of the case if the registrar SAC GB has come or otherwise. He has filed reply.
Arif Chaudhry the counsel for the petitioner took the plea during the hearing of the case registrar SAC G.B. has denied the powers of SC in his reply. The people from G.B can resort to SC in respect of cases of public interest and important nature. These cases are pending hearing in SC since the last several years. SC is constitutional court while GB courts are running through an executive power.

The CJP remarked in this connection we have already given the decision in constitutional status case. Two applications have been received seeking postponement of the case. There is matter of jurisdiction of the court too. Therefore, all will have to be heard. When so many petitions assemble then they have to be seen in details. SC does not hear the petitions of its employees because there exist a proper forum for all.

Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan remarked there is only one constitutional question in all cases. The decision can be given after hearing all.

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