Following the verdict announced by the apex court regarding the Supreme Court Practice and Procedure Act, former chief justices of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial, Saqib Nisar, Iftikhar Chaudhry, Gulzar Ahmed, and all the chief justices who pursued judicial activism and misused suo moto power have been exposed by their own fellow judges.
While speaking at a program on Naya Daur TV, senior analyst Muzamal Suharwardy said that Article 184(3) was wrongly used, and the verdict has been declared against that power.
While talking about the landmark verdict, the analyst said that the like-minded bench of the Supreme Court was on one hand, whereas the majority of judges were on the other hand. He further said that the like-minded bench has become a minority now.
Suharwardy said that Justices Ijazul Ahsan, Muneeb Akhtar, and Mazahar Naqvi had occupied the apex court during the tenure of former chief justice Umar Ata Bandial.
He said that Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa gave supremacy to parliament through the verdict regarding the Supreme Court Practice and Procedure Act.
While responding to a question about the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Jahangir Tareen, Suharwardy said that the disqualification limit of any politician is five years as per the Election Act; therefore, Nawaz is eligible, and he will submit his nomination papers to the Election Commission of Pakistan and compete in upcoming elections.
To a question about President Arif Alvi seeking a level playing field for all politicians, the analyst said that he is not demanding any favor for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, adding that President Alvi is just making efforts to pave the way for reconciliation with the establishment to secure the political career of the reconciliation group present within the PTI.
While talking about Nawaz Sharif’s return to the country, Suharwady said that a chartered plan has been booked for the travels of the PML-N supremo, and he will leave for the country after performing Umrah.