19th Amendment draft tabled in NA

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ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Reforms Chairman Senator Raza Rabbani presented a report with the draft of the 19th Amendment bill to incorporate Supreme Court’s recommendations in the mechanism of the appointment of judges in the superior courts in the National Assembly on Tuesday.
By amending Article 182 of the constitution, the 19th Amendment has withdrawn powers from the chief justice of Pakistan for the appointment of ad hoc judges and transferred them to the Judicial Council of Pakistan (JCP). Under the proposed bill, the president will now carry out the appointments on the recommendation of the JCP.