ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court reserved on Tuesday the verdict in a case pertaining to the committees of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC).
A special division bench comprising Justice Noorul Haq N Qureshi and Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui reserved the verdict after all concerned parties concluded their arguments.
Hamid Khan’s Professional Group, Asma Jahangir’s Democratic Group and Additional Attorney General, Afnan Karim Kundi, concluded their arguments on September 26 and the matter was fixed for final rebuttal on Tuesday. At the previous hearing, the court had ordered the parties to maintain status-quo till the next date of hearing and submit replies, rebuttals, rejoinders or any other document, if they so desired.
Earlier, while issuing a stay order against the dissolving of the committees, the special division bench had allowed the Hamid Khan’s Professional Group to continue to conduct the PBC’s affairs till the next hearing. The court had ordered to restore all the committees of the PBC that were suspended when a member of the committees switched loyalties and turned the tables on the elected group.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 28th, 2016.
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