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SC resumes hearing of ZAB reference today

An 11-member Supreme Court larger bench headed by CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry will resume hearing of a presidential reference seeking revisiting of the death sentence awarded to former prime minister and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in 1979 today (Monday). Senator Dr Babar Awan will appear as the federation’s counsel. Ahmed Raza Kasuri, on whose complaint a murder case was registered against Bhutto, will also appear on court notice. The notice was served on Kasuri with Awan’s and amicus curiae’s consent. In view of the importance of the presidential reference, the Supreme Court on April 21 had appointed senior advocates and jurists, including Ali Ahmed Kurd, Tariq Mehmood, Abdul Hafeez Pirzada, Fakhruddin G Ebrahim, Khalid Anwar, Makhdoom Ali Khan, SM Zafar, Aitzaz Ahsan, Zahoorul Haq and Abdul Latif Afridi, to assist the court as amicus curiae (friends of the court).

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  1. Ashfaq nazi said:

    govt is trying to divert PSC, s attention from core and current issues by submite of zab assesination refernce.

  2. Muhammad younus Butt said:

    If the hearing ZAB ewfwewnce case is in progress,why my case of dispenssion of services under Martial Law Regulation No.52 in P.I.A IS not reviewed.As this punishment was awarded to me by the same Army Dictator,who did the killing of brave leader of Pakistan.Perhaps the poor and rich makes the difference.Would that my story of greveinces should be listened and justice must be done with rgis poor sitizen of Pakistan.

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