Parliament again passes bill curtailing CJP’s authority

Canada Global (Web News) The Supreme Court (Practice and Procedure) Bill 2023 was once again approved by a joint session of parliament on Monday, much to the chagrin of the opposition.

The bill, introduced by federal law minister Azam Nazir Tarar, would be brought back to President Dr. Arif Alvi for approval after he had previously sent it back to the legislature unsigned.

The minister claimed that the opposition had displayed ignorance on the subject and added that the president had made a disparaging remark about the power of the house to pass laws. He said, “Mr. Alvi ought to have prevented this.”

The law, according to Mr. Tarar, was passed to counteract the effects of the “one man show,” and all authority was given to two SC judges. He continued, “If an amendment has been presented, it must be considered.” He claimed that we sought judicial system transparency.

He cited Senator Mushtaq Ahmad’s heated speech and said he was against the revisions that Mr. Ahmad had suggested.

A meeting of the judges’ committee would be held after Shiza Fatima of the PML-amendment N’s to the bill was approved by the parliament. Until rules were developed, CJP Bandial or any other judge’s committee member could call the meeting.

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