Irfan Qadir says they will file review plea over SC’s rejection of full-court demand
PA Deputy Speaker’s lawyer says apex court has no right to interfere in Parliament’s affairs: They do not same SC bench to hear review petition
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Irfan Qadir, the lawyer for Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari, announced Tuesday that they will go for a review of the Supreme Court's rejection of the full-court bench demand by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) parties, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
While talking to media outside the Supreme Court, he said: “There is a boycott of the judicial proceedings in the country. We have the right to go for a review against the rejection of the full-court bench demand. We will file an appeal against it.”
He stated, “The Supreme Court has no right to interfere in the affairs of the Parliament. We will not want this bench to hear the review petition.”
He added, “We told them [the Supreme Court bench] that everyone raised voice against you. It is our constitutional right to file a review petition against the yesterday’s order. Our stance is constitutional and legal.”
He informed the media, “If the review petition is rejected, the next action plan will be given. If it is rejected, an application will be filed before the full court. I hope it will not get rejected there.”
He claimed, “Our position is constitutional and will remain so. If the case is before a judge to whom millions of people are objecting, it should be fought this way.”
He stressed, “The Parliament should be strengthened and made stable. The Parliament can also strengthen the Supreme Court.”
He argued, “Earlier, Hamza Shehbaz had majority in Punjab Assembly, but his government was overthrown.”
It is to be noted here that the PDM had earlier requested a full-court bench of the Supreme Court to hear the case of the election of Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz and the interpretation of Article 63A.