SJC moved to bar CJP from exercising executive powers


The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) has been moved to bar the chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) from exercising administrative powers and the Supreme Court (SC) registrar from discharging his official duties until the completion of inquiry into alleged links of the CJP with a Lahore-based construction company.
In an application sent by Shahid Orakzai to the SJC, it was complained that the CJP had issued orders to pay Rs 1.87 billion to Eden Housing despite its involvement in a mega scandal. The application also reads that the total payment, Rs 900 million has yet to be paid. The application read further the CJP’s daughter was engaged to the son of the company’s CEO.
Orakzai also informed the SJC that the matter was brought to the notice of the president but he evaded taking action in accordance with the constitution.
The SJC was told that the CJP had stopped inquiry against him in 2007. The question has been raised if any judge is authorised to hear the case of his relative without bringing it to the notice of other members of the bench.


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