Supreme Court dismisses government review plea

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Supreme Court dismisses government review plea

ISLAMABAD: Another blow to the government as Supreme Court of Pakistan has rejected the government plea over the powers of the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

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Supreme Court (SC) on Friday has dismissed the government’s review plea over matter pertaining to Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif’s powers, stating that the premier cannot bypass the cabinet.

During the hearing, Justice Saqib Nisar said that PM is not permitted to take decision on financial matters without federal cabinet s consent as there is no room for PM’s ‘solo flight’ in Constitution.

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“The decisions of the Federal Government are the decisions of the Cabinet and not of the Prime Minister. Any decisions taken by the Prime Minister on his own initiative lack the authority of the law or the Constitution,” he added.