ISLAMABAD: The hearing of petitions challenging various clauses of 18th amendment is underway in the Supreme Court (SC).
Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday has warned that anarchy will prevail if courts are denied judicial review of the amendment.
Continuing yesterday's arguments, Counsel for the Federation Wasim Sajjad noted that constitutional amendment is a political affair and Parliament is the supreme authority under the Objectives Resolution.
He contended that there is no part of the constitution that cannot be amended.
On this, Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry said the Objectives Resolution only forms the basis of the constitution but the entire constitution cannot be judged under the same resolution.
Sajjad also contended that the court has no authority to examine constitutional amendments under Article 239 of the constitution.
Yesterday, the counsel for the federation cited various cases, arguing that the basis structure of the constitution has not been changed.
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