The hearing of petitions against the 18th amendment is continued at the Supreme Court, Dunya News reported on Tuesday.
A 17-member larger bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry is hearing the case. The government’s advocate Mehmood A Shaikh submitted an unconditional apology in the court. During the course of hearing, Justice Jawad S Khawaja queried whether the draft of the 18th constitutional amendment is available in other regional languages other than Urdu, government’s counsel Akram Sheikh replied in negative.
Justice Tasadduq Hussain Jillani asked Akram whether the executive in England interfered in judicial matters or not. Akram told the court that in UK, executive and judiciary did not interfere in each other’s matters.
When Federation’s lawyer Waseem Sajjad told the court that Raza Rabbani would like to defend the amendment in the court. On this, the chief justice said that Rabbani would be given the chance to appear before the court, adding that the court would be pleased to hear him.
Dunya News