Pakistan's NA adopts bill to curtail powers of Chief Justice

Updated: Mar 29 2023 5:09PM

Islamabad, Mar 29 (PTI) Pakistan's National Assembly on Wednesday adopted a bill aimed at curtailing the discretionary powers of the chief justice, a day after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that "history would not forgive us" if parliament did not enact laws to curtail the powers of the country's top judge.

Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar presented 'The Supreme Court (Practice and Procedure) Act, 2023' in parliament on Tuesday night, which was approved by the Cabinet earlier in the evening.

"The National Assembly passes 'The Supreme Court (Practice and Procedure) Bill, 2023'," the lower house announced in a tweet.