Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) Executive Committee Chairman Ahsan Bhoon has expressed concern over the formation of a judicial commission to investigate alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections.
On April 9, Chief Justice of Pakistan Nasirul Mulk formed the commission after the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf agreed to probe alleged poll rigging.
In a written statement, Bhoon said the judiciary should not be a part of the commission as it is in clear violation of Article 225 of the constitution.
Referring to the doctrine of Separation of Powers, the PCB executive committee chairman said the formation of the commission is an attempt to involve judiciary into political matters. “It will damage the reputation of the judiciary,” he added.
Speaking about statement made by the former chief justice on the formation of the judicial commission, Bhoon announced that he will be appearing before the judicial commission. He said his response gives an impression that he had played some role in the last general elections that favored the present government.
The judicial commission is also expected to submit a final report to the federal government in the next 45 days.