SC resumes hearing on 18th amendment

CJ Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry says the constitutional reforms body recognises the basic structure of the constitution.


Express July 15, 2010

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry has said that the constitutional reforms body recognises the basic structure of the constitution.

During the hearing of the 18th amendment case on Thursday, Senior advocate Abdul Hafiz Pirzada said the basic structure of the constitution is violated by the certain amendments. He added that the court retains the power to strike down such amendments.

Pirzada further said that system not based on individuals and that strong institutions are essential for a strong federation.

He said that court must make it clear that not even the parliament has unlimited authority and that it enjoys limited legislative power.

COMMENTS (1)

Ammar | 11 years ago | Reply By striking the amendments down, does pirzada want to see court grabbing this authority like old days in the name of interpretation? If there are some dirty games behind the scene then loads of shame on the people playing them.
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