Five SC benches for next week


Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has constituted five benches, including a special bench, at the principal seat to hear a number of important cases in the next week starting from Monday (August 13). The first bench comprises the chief justice, Justice Nasirul Mulk and Justice Jawwad S Khawaja. The second bench members are Justice Tasadduq Hussain Jillani, Justice Mian Saqib Niasr and Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany. The third bench consists of Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and Justice Amir Hani Muslim. The fourth bench comprises Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali,Justice Ijaz Afzal Khan and Justice Gulzar Ahmed while the fifth bench consists of Justice Tariq Pervez and Justice Muhammad Ather Saeed.
It is pertinent to mention here that the SC would take up several important cases during the next week, include case regarding obscene and other objectionable material carried in the media, prevention from extra judicial killings of innocent persons on the premises of Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa, the regularisation of service of lady health workers and suo motu action regarding violation of Public Procurement Rules, 2004 in procurement loss of billions of rupees of exchequer caused by National Insurance Company Ltd.