ISLAMABAD, Apr 13,2023- The Supreme Court of Pakistan has stayed the implementation of the Supreme Court Practice & Procedure Act until further orders.
The order for today’s hearing on the petitions against the Supreme Court Practice and Procedure Act in the Supreme Court was issued.
The order consists of 8 pages. According to the text, three petitions against the Supreme Court Practice and Procedure Act have been fixed for hearing.
The order was written by Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandial. In which it has been said that the Act is an interference in the independence of the Judiciary and internal affairs.
The text stated that the Supreme Court Practice and Procedure Act will not be implemented in any manner till further orders.
The Supreme Court said that the court is concerned for the institutional independence of the judiciary and especially the Supreme Court.
According to the order, court intervention is required in this regard for public interest and basic human rights.
The text said that political parties can become parties through their lawyers if they wish.
The court said that whether the legislature has the authority to change the laws of the Supreme Court? It is important to be clear whether the Parliament has the power to change the powers in Article 191 or not.
The written order said that however necessary the change in the practice and procedure of the court affects the independence of the judiciary, the proposed bill or act must be in accordance with the Constitution.