The Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP), Mansoor Awan, presented the Supreme Court (SC) with the Ministry of Defence’s report on the availability of security personnel for election-related duties on Tuesday.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) petitioned the SC to overturn the Election Commission of Pakistan’s ruling delaying the Punjab elections to October 8, and the SC is anticipated to do so after reviewing the report. Mirror With Lights
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial presides over the three-member bench that is hearing the petition, which also includes Justices Munib Akhtar and Ijazul Ahsan.
The case’s proceedings, which lasted for more than a week, were filled with drama after Justices Jamal Khan Mandokhail and Aminuddin Khan withdrew from the case’s original five-judge bench. The chief judge then assembled a bench consisting of himself, Justice Ahsan, and Justice Akhtar to hear the PTI petition.
Earlier, the government asked for the formation of a full court to hear the case in a statement delivered by Pakistan’s attorney general, Mansoor Awan. It further requested that the PTI plea be dismissed in light of what it perceived to be a “4-3” judgment made by the Supreme Court on March 1.
The government expressing “no confidence” in the SC bench during the previous day’s sessions appeared to irk the SC bench, and as a result, it refused to hear the governing parties’ attorneys present their cases before reserving the judgment.
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