In a first, Supreme Court moves to regulate it's own powers

In a first, Supreme Court moves to regulate it's own powers
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ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Friday issued notices to the Pakistan Bar Council and the Supreme Court Bar Association in a case of regulating its suo moto powers under Article 184 (3) of the constitution.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the preliminary hearing of the case and decided to appoint at least three senior lawyers as amicus curiae in the case.

Chief Justice remarked, “The court wants to regulate its suo motu powers as the country’s top court pondered over the matter”.

He said “The court wants to inquire whether it is overstepping its jurisdiction under Article 184 (3 ) of the Constitution or not, which allows the apex court’s intervention in public interest matters”.

Attorney General of Pakistan Anwar Mansoor Khan appeared before the bench in compliance with court orders. Subsequently, while issuing notices to the Bars representatives the bench adjourned further hearing of the case for indefinite period.

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