The Supreme Court’s bench split once more during the third Hearing of Petitions filed opposed to the trial of Civilians in Military Courts.
Today, the Petitions were heard by a 7-member panel led by Chief Justice Umar Atta. The Court also added Justices Ijazul Ahsan, Mansoor, Muneeb, Yahya, Mazahir Naqvi or Ayesha Malik.
The AG Mansoor Usman Awan appeared at the podium when the Hearing began or opposed to Justice Mansoor Ali on behalf of the Federal Govt.
In the previous hearing, (Justice Mansoor Ali) had asked Whether there was anything opposed to me, or I had responded that there was nothing against Justice Mansoor Ali, but now I have been told that Justice Mansoor Ali shouldn’t sit on the Bench.
What justification does the FEDERAL GOVT give for Objecting to Justice Mansoor given that CJP Umar Atta stated that the BENCH will not be created at your behest? The objection was RAISED because of a conflict of interest, the AG retorted.
No one questions the competency of the JUDGE who is the Target of the Objection, according to the CJ. The Govt has previously voiced these concerns. Will Justice Mansoor help Justice Jawad S. Khawaja, the Ex CJ who is a dervish? Does the Govt wish to reignite the debate about the bench? The SCP is not using the Stick Because the COURT averted harsh punishment for failing to enforce the election order, but in what capacity are other persons using the stick?
Bench Broke Again:
Because previous CHIEF JUSTICE Jawad Khawaja is a Relative, Justice Mansoor Ali resigned from the Bench, Stating that he Could no longer serve on it.
According to Aitzaz Ahsan’s attorney Latif Khosa, today is a terrible day for the legal system. There is no opposition on the Bench, according to lawyer Salman Akram Raja, who claimed that it is a Question of Fundamental Rights.
Following deliberation, we shall Decide the next line of action, according to Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandyal. The SC’s Judges stood up or departed the Courtroom.
The Bench Hearing the Petitions will return at 11 am, according to the Court Officials.
It should be Noted that in addition to the Lawyer for Citizen Junaid Razak Salman Akram, whose arguments are scheduled for today, the Attorneys Latif Khosa for Aitzaz Ahsan, Ahmed Hussain for ex CJ Jawad Khawaja or Faisal Siddiqui for the civil society have finished their presentations.
The case will also have arguments from the Attorney General Mansoor Usman, the Attorney for PM Shehbaz Sharif, Farogh Naseem, or the Attorney for “PTI Chairman Imran Khan“.
The SCP had requested information about those who had been Detained in Islamabad or the other 4 Provinces.
The Attorney General Gave the court information about those who had been catch after May nine during the most recent hearing. The ARMY is holding one-hundred-two People connected to the events of May 9 According to the Attorney General’s report. Through the Advocate General, the Punjab Govt also provided the Supreme Court with a list of those who had been detained.
No women, minors, journalists, or attorneys are in the army’s custody, according to the Attorney General’s Response, which was Presented to the Court.
It should be Recalled that the CJP appointed a 9-member bigger bench to consider the SC petitions opposed to the prosecution of civilians in military courts. However, the Chief Justice disbanded the nine-member larger bench over the protests of Justices Qazi Faiz or Sardar Tariq Masood, and a new 7-member bench was created. However, after Justice Mansoor’s separation, the seven-Member Bench was also disbanded.
The Pakistani Chief Justice stated during the MOST recent session that he could make a judgment by Tuesday.