Federal govt contemplates legislation to limit CJP’s suo motu powers

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has contemplated legislation to bar the suo motu powers of the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP).

The federal government decided to go for immediate legislation under judicial reforms which would bar the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) from solely exercising the suo motu powers.

The new legislation will stop CJP from solely using the suo motu powers, moreover, it will also modify the law regarding appeals against the suo motu notices. It was learnt that the government is mulling to give powers to the full court for taking suo motu notice.

The government is also considering to change the law for the constitution of Supreme Court (SC) benches.

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