Fearing intervention: Top court warns against extra-constitutional steps

Asks all state functionaries to act according to the Constitution of Pakistan


Our Correspondent August 16, 2014

ISLAMABAD:


Asking them to act according to the Constitution of Pakistan, the apex court on Friday restrained all state functionaries from taking any extra-constitutional steps in the present political scenario.


“All state authorities and functionaries are directed to act only in accordance with the Constitution and the law, who shall be guided by the principles of Constitution and Law enunciated in the case of Sindh High Bar Association 31, 2009 verdict and they are restrained from acting in any manner unwarranted by the Constitution and law,” said the Supreme Court in its three-page verdict.


The apex court’s four-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk – and comprising Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and Justice Mushir Alam –took up the petition of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Kamran Murtaza, seeking intervention of the court to stop any extra-constitutional steps in the present political crisis.


Published in The Express Tribune, August 16th,2014.

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