Petition challenging procedure of judges appointment in SC

Petition challenging procedure of judges appointment in SC
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ISLAMABAD (APP): The Supreme Court on Monday accepted a petition challenging the procedure of judges appointment in higher judiciary and sought reply from the Federation in this regard.

The apex court bench comprising Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali and Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed heard the case filed by the Lawyers Foundation.

During the course of proceedings, petitioner's counsel A K Dogar told the court that the current procedure for appointment of judges in higher judiciary was contradictory to Articles 4, 19 and 25 of the Constitution.

He said ten years of practice was mandatory for any lawyer for appointment of a high court judge according to Article 199 sub-section 2A.

He said according to the current procedure the Chief Justice could propose any lawyer for appointment of a high court judge and judicial commission recommended his name.

He pleaded the court to appoint high court judges on merit after exams. The court remarked that some important legal points were raised in the petition which should be examined.

Later, hearing of the case was adjourned for an indefinite period.

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