The Supreme Court will resume hearing of the 18th amendment and NRO review cases from July 5 instead of June 28 as previously scheduled.
According to a press release issued Wednesday, the 17-member larger bench has delayed the hearing for one week due to non-availability of one of its members because of his personal engagements abroad.
It stated that the parties and lawyers have been informed accordingly. Furthermore, a five-member bench will also be constituted from July 5 for hearing cases already fixed before it.
The cases of local lawyers and the lawyers from the province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, which are to be heard by this bench, will also be fixed before the said bench.
The cases which had been fixed before regular smaller benches, pertaining to lawyers/parties belonging to other provinces will not be fixed because of the engagement of judges in the 17-member bench.
Therefore, only the petitions of local lawyers both civil and criminal (bail matters, family matters, services cases) or the cases ordered to be fixed on court order of urgent nature will be fixed for hearing.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 24th, 2010.
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