CJ’s Suo Moto power eliminated that brings govt into power2 min read
Question is that what Imran Khan previous government will challenge CJ’s decision of restoring previous NA which President dissolved on April 3, 2022
ISLAMABAD: The incumbent government of Shahbaz Sharif struck down the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) power of Suo Moto but he may be forgotten that this Suo Moto power brought Shahbaz Sharif and his PDM government into power.
If the CJP did not take Suo Moto notice on April 3, 2022 so the assemblies including the National Assembly would have been dissolved by the signature of President Dr Arif Alvi on a summary of Prime Minister.
Everyone knows that why this government has changed this law. This law has been amended only to re-open the conviction case against three-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The bill has been included a section under which Nawaz Sharif’s conviction would be retrial in Supreme Court again.
The question is that what Imran Khan’s previous government will challenge full court CJ’s decision of restoring previous assembly which President Arif Alvi dissolved on PM’s summary, which was a legal action and according to the law of the land.
Today, the Supreme Court (Practice and Procedure) Bill 2023 has been approved by the Senate. National Assembly and the Federal Cabinet had already approved this bill yesterday.
This bill will curtail the powers of Chief Justice of Pakistan, including revoking the power to take suo moto notice in an individual capacity.
The bill suggested that a committee comprising three senior-most judges of the apex court would decide on the suo motu notice, while there would be a right to file an appeal within 30 days of the suo motu decision.
The appeal has to be fixed for hearing within 14 days of filing and after the taking of a suo motu notice, the hearing will be conducted by a three-judge bench, the bill added. It continued that the decision of the majority in the matter would be acceptable to all.
After the passage of the law, no decision of the SC or high court, or any other legislation would be able to affect it.
On April 3, 2022 — Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Suri, who was chairing the National Assembly session, dismissed the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan’s led government, terming it a contradiction of Article 5 of the constitution.