Petition filed in SC to include "Sadiq and Ameen" to oath of Judges and Generals

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Petition filed in SC to include

A petition has been filed in Supreme Court's Lahore registry to include the words sadiq and ameen (honest and righteous) to the oaths taken by judges and army generals after their appointments.

Filed by lawyer Ch. Muhammad Anwar on behalf of Barrister Zafarullah Khan of the Watan Party, the petition states that accountability is being applied discriminately to civilians in Pakistan while judges and generals "are being sheltered and protected and considered as immune from accountability".

The higher judiciary and military courts in the country have become "sacred cows", the petition reads, adding that the judiciary is even making rules which in certain cases are to be made by the parliament.