JIC challenged in SC

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Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) constituted to probe into Lal Masjid incident has been challenged in Supreme Court (SC).

The petitioner Shahid Orakzai has taken plea in his petition that one member commission led by judge of Federal Shariah Court which was framed by SC was unconstitutional. The court cannot constitute inquiry commission in any criminal case, however, in civil cases such commission can be formed, he pleaded.

In Lal Masjid case an armed clash took place between Ghazi Abdul Rashid, armed contingents and contingents of the government, he contended adding it was a criminal case.

Citing to constitutional provisions the petitioner said judge of Shariah court was not bound to comply with the orders of SC to head inquiry commission, therefore, the judicial commission formed be restrained from performing function.

The SC registrar office will review the aspect of maintainability or non-maintainability of the petition.