SC told assembly has powers to amend constitution

The Supreme Court has been told that the present assembly has the power to make amendments in the constitution.


Express July 26, 2010



The Supreme Court has been told that the present assembly has the power to make amendments in the constitution.

Giving arguments during a hearing of petitions challenging the 18th amendment, the federation's lawyer Waseem Sajjad tried to protect the proposed changes in the constitution.


Sajjad rejected Hafeez Pirzada's argument that only a constituent assembly can amend the constitution. He argued that the assembly of 1956 was the only constituent assembly, while the remaining were legislative assemblies. He said Quaid-e-Azam had declared in his speech in 1947 that the assembly was a sovereign one.


At this, the Chief Justice of Pakistan said Quaid-e-Azam's speech should be followed completely, not partially.



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Sultan Ahmed. | 10 years ago | Reply Supreme court,s verdict,decisions,observations and authorities must be respected. It put the train on right track.
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