ISLAMABAD: A full court bench of the Supreme Court (SC) has ordered 32 additional judges of all four high courts to continue working on Monday (today).
Sources said that the chief justices of high courts had earlier written letters to the chief justice of Pakistan over a possible judicial crisis emerging in the country.
Judges cannot be appointed under the new procedure by September 5th, since a judicial commission or parliamentary committee to approve recommendations is not in place.
However, a judicial void is likely to emerge as some of the existing judges will retire by this date.
The appointment procedure, as approved by the Parliament in the 18th Amendment, was challenged in the Supreme Court.
The government said that since the issue is already in the court, therefore it can do nothing till the Supreme Court decides the case.
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