Supreme Court to resume Practice and Procedure Act case today
- Web Desk
- Oct 11, 2023
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan is set to resume the live hearing of the contentious Supreme Court Practice and Procedure Act case today. This marks the fifth hearing in this case that has stirred legal circles and drawn nationwide attention.
The full court bench, headed by Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa, will once again convene to deliberate on the implications and merits of the Supreme Court Practice and Procedure Act. The Act has been a subject of intense legal debate since its introduction.
At the previous hearing, the lawyers representing the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the Pakistan Bar Council presented their arguments. The MQM’s counsel raised concerns about the Act, asserting that it potentially infringes upon the rights and autonomy of the Supreme Court.
The Pakistan Bar Council argued that the Act would undermine the legal profession and hinder access to justice for citizens.
In today’s hearing, the Attorney General is scheduled to present arguments in favor of the Act. He is expected to emphasise the Act’s potential benefits in streamlining legal proceedings, reducing case backlog, and enhancing the efficiency of the Supreme Court.
The case has been closely watched by legal experts, civil society, and the general public, with many seeing it as a pivotal moment in Pakistan’s legal history. The outcome of this case is likely to have far-reaching consequences for the functioning of the Supreme Court and the broader legal landscape in the country.