ISLAMABAD: The parliamentary committee on Friday delayed presenting the Supreme Court’s verdict on the judges’ appointment in the parliament.
This was decided during the committee’s meeting held in Islamabad earlier today (Friday).
The meeting discussed the Supreme Court’s verdict declaring the parliamentary committee’s decision on judges’ appointment as unconstitutional.
Earlier, the committee had rejected the recommendation of the judicial commission on the extension in the terms of some judges of the high courts.
After the Supreme Court ruled out the verdict on March 4, the federation decided to move a review petition in the court. It was decided to raise the issue in the parliament after deliberation.
The Supreme Court had earlier suspended its own order for issuing a notification on a one-year service extension for six additional judges of the Sindh and Lahore High Courts in line with the recommendations made by the judicial commission (JC) until April 11.
The bench had turned down government’s plea to change its counsel in a review petition against the verdict given by a four-member bench on March 21. The apex court had set aside the parliamentary committee’s (PC) decision to refuse extension to the six high court judges recommended by the judicial commission. It had directed the government to issue appointment notifications for judges in accordance with the judicial commission’s recommendations.
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