Coalition partners, PDM to file petition in SC for full court bench formation

Five former SCBA presidents request CJP to send bar’s review petition to SC full bench regarding Punjab CM election, Article 63A interpretation

By: News Desk
Published: 04:46 PM, 24 Jul, 2022
Coalition partners, PDM to file petition in SC for full court bench formation
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The coalition government and parties in the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) decided Sunday to file a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) for the formation of a full court bench regarding the election of Punjab chief minister and interpretation of Article 63A, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

According to the PDM sources, leaders of the coalition government and the PDM parties will make an important announcement at a joint press conference Monday.

After the press conference, the leaders of the coalition government, and those of the PDM, will go to the Supreme Court together with their lawyers.

They will request the Supreme Court to hear the Punjab chief minister case, the Supreme Court Bar Association review petition and other related petitions together.

The PML-N, PPP, JUI-F will go to the Supreme Court.

The MQM-P, ANP, BNP, BAP and other allied parties are also among the petitioners.

Meanwhile, five former presidents of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) have requested the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Umar Ata Bandial to send the review petition of the SCBA regarding the election of Punjab chief minister and the interpretation of Article 63A to the full court.

Former SCBA presidents including Abdul Latif Afridi, Muhammad Yasin Azad, Fazal Haq Abbasi, Kamran Murtaza and Syed Qalb Hassan said in their joint statement that all the parties should be heard before a joint decision by the court in important constitutional cases.

Reporters: Umar Aslam