ISLAMABAD: A three-member bench — headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial and comprising Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan and Justice Munib Akhtar — is hearing the plea.
At the outset of the hearing, Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Usman Awan raised an objection over the bench. After approval from the president, the Supreme Court (Practice and Procedure) Act 2023 has been enforced.
“New law has been enforced, we are aware of it,” CJP Justice Umar Ata Bandial remarked and added that the situation will become ‘interesting.’
The top judge asked the AGP to take guidelines from the government about an important case that is scheduled for a hearing on Thursday.
Later, CJP Umar Ata Bandial adjourned the hearing on ECP’s review petition on the Punjab election date for an indefinite period.