By Irum Saleem
After the Supreme Court on Monday rejected the coalition government’s request to form a full court bench on petitions related to the recently held Punjab chief minister’s re-election — including a review of its interpretation of Article 63-A, PMLN vice president Maryam Nawaz launched a direct attack on the SC judges.
Her lethal attack may invite the SC’s wrath.
She attacked the judges saying the SC did not form the full bench to put honest judges away. Besides she took the three bench SC judges by saying that it has taken away “our 20 member majority and now 10 members of PMLQ”.
This woman is forgetting that she and her party had purchased loyalties of 25 PTI lawmakers and PMLQ chief Chaudry Shujaat and his sons.
She and her party seems to have no shame. And instead Maryam attacking SC. What a shame.
In tbe today’s hearing Dawn reported that the short order was announced after a marathon hearing that began at 1pm and lasted more than eight hours, during which time a three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Munib Akhtar heard the arguments of government and its allies’ counsels, who repeatedly urged the top judge to constitute a full bench and prevent the case from being politicised.
The request for the full bench was made by the government during the hearing of a petition filed by PML-Q leader Chaudhry Parvez Elahi challenging Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Dost Mohammad Mazari’s decision in the chief minister’s re-election last week, which led to Hamza Shehbaz’s victory.
During the re-election, Mazari had decided against counting the votes of 10 PML-Q lawmakers, which were cast in Elahi’s favour, citing a letter written by PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain in which he had instructed them to vote for Hamza instead.
BREAKING: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justicc Umar Atta Bandial has remarked that we are not going to come under pressure, in Deputy Speaker's ruling case— Media & News (@newsandmedia12) July 25, 2022
Attack on SC by PmlN- same judges gave Speaker ruling.Same judges gave the judgement which deputy speaker relied on. Since PmlN know that the current case doesn’t stand a chance they are abusing CJP umar atta Bandial. Criticising is different but abusing judiciary is UNACCEPTABLE— Hassaan Niazi (@HniaziISF) July 24, 2022
Deputy Speaker’s clear violation of law through his ruling has taken PDM to their old habit of attacking judiciary. A campaign against judiciary has been prepared by Maryam and Co., and today’s presser is completely part of it. #مینڈیٹ_بمقابلہ_مافیا pic.twitter.com/xjSFiorwQj— PTI (@PTIofficial) July 25, 2022
#مینڈیٹ_بمقابلہ_مافیا Supreme Court should take action today against unlawful ruling by deputy speaker of Punjab assembly to gain nation’s trust which is already extremely damaged in all means. 186/179 #BlackmailerLeague pic.twitter.com/9om4FWICnv— Shani Rehman PTI Aus🇵🇰🇦🇺 (@AusShani) July 25, 2022
During the previous hearing on Saturday, they had allowed Hamza — who was re-elected on July 22 — to remain “trustee” chief minister till Monday. PAK DESTINY