CJP rejects plea seeking accountability of judges, generals through parliament


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday rejected a petition seeking the accountability of army generals and judges through parliament.

The petition was filed by Watan Party through Barrister Zafarullah.

The petition also called for making ‘Sadiq’ and ‘Ameen’ part of the code of conduct of the judges.

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar heard the petition in his chamber. After hearing, the registrar office raised objections on the petition, stating that it was based on mala fide intents.

The petition cannot be entertained under Order XVII, Rule 5 of the Supreme Court Rules 1980, the office added. The CJP rejected the petition sustaining objections raised by the registrar office.

In the petition, Watan Party also requested the court to include terms ‘Sadiq’ and ‘Ameen’ in oaths taken by judges of Supreme and High Courts of Pakistan.

The SC may not take over the jurisdiction of the Parliament or overlap the jurisdiction which may challenge the stability democracy, the petition further read.