CJP Bandial says individuals in authority benefitted from modifications in ECP guidelines

Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial. SC web site

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial Tuesday remarked that individuals in authority made amendments to the principles associated to the no-fly checklist and benefited from it.

The remarks from the highest decide got here as a five-member bigger bench of the Supreme Court docket resumed the listening to of a suo motu discover on the perceived apprehension of “individuals in authority” undermining the felony justice system.

“Individuals in authority made amendments within the ECL guidelines and benefited from it. The cupboard members apparently abolished the ECL,” CJP Bandial famous.

He additionally directed these on the ECL to hunt the inside ministry’s permission to journey overseas.

Later, the court docket adjourned the listening to until June 27.

On the outset of the listening to, Legal professional Common of Pakistan Ashtar Ausaf appeared earlier than the court docket.

“Did the cupboard approve amendments within the ECL guidelines?” Justice Ijazul Ahsan inquired.

At this, AGP Ausaf maintained that the matter is underneath assessment underneath a Cupboard committee for laws.

CJP Bandial remarked that the accused who needs to journey overseas for official work ought to get permission from the inside ministry.

“Let the system work. Everybody has to work collectively,” the highest decide remarked.

He went on to say that the one-sided laws must also be according to authorized necessities.

“It isn’t a chance for anybody to take benefit. We are going to preserve a watch that no establishment exceeds their authority,” CJP Bandial clarified, including that no such order will likely be handed that causes inconvenience to the federal government.

The CJP directed the federal government to make the Normal Working Process concerning the ECL extra clear.

Justice Muneeb Akhtar remarked that the ECL guidelines amendments will apply to all of the circumstances.

“The beneficiaries made the amendments to profit themselves. What was the hurry that they amended the principles inside two days after forming the federal government?” the decide requested.

He requested the federal government to state the authorized purpose behind the amendments if any.

Throughout the listening to, the apex court docket appreciated Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for buying the bail in Rs16 billion money-laundering case whereas showing earlier than the court docket in private capability, and stated that it’s going to look at the order granting the bail.

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