SC resumes hearing of important cases from today
Posted on 11 months ago
SLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will take up some highly important cases from Monday (today) including contempt proceedings against real estate tycoon Malik Riaz, identical petitions on Speaker's ruling relating to Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani's qualification, multi billion Bank of Punjab scam and NICL scandal. Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has constituted four benches at the principal seat to resume hearing of the cases from todayThe first bench include Chief Justice, Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja and Justice Khiliji Arif Hussain, the second bench, Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan, Justice Tariq Parvez and Justice Gulzar Ahmed, third bench, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani and Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and the fourth bench, Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany.According to cause lists, no application for adjournment through fax will be placed before the Court. If the counsel is unable to appear for any reason the Advocate-on-Record is required to argue the case. No adjournment on any ground to be granted. A three-member bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Jawwad S.Khawaja and Justice Khiliji Arif Hussain shall resume hearing of identical petitions challenging National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza's ruling, which saved Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani from being disqualified after his conviction in contempt of court case. The bench will also hear the petition of Asghar Khan who alleged that ISI disbursed substantial amount of money among several politicians before the general elections of 1990. Beside, on June 19 the bench will resume hearing of worsening law and order situation in Balochistan. On June 20, the bench will hear Haj scandal case, Bank of Punjab multi-billion fraud case and an application urging registration of second FIR in Benazir Bhutto assassination case.June 19 will witness contempt of court case proceedings against real estate tycoon Malik Riaz Hussain and a three-member bench of Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan who has issued show cause notice to Malik upon a press conference, who allegedly ridiculed the judiciary. A case relating to National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) multi billion rupees scam on violation of the procurement rules would also be resumed during the last day of next week's hearings.
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