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

Updated: Mar 29 2023 6:21PM

Islamabad, Mar 29 (PTI) In a bid to rein in the top judiciary, Pakistan's parliament on Wednesday passed a bill to curtail the powers of the chief justice regarding suo motu cases and the constitution of benches.

The development comes a day after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif told lawmakers that "history would not forgive us" if parliament did not enact laws to curtail the powers of the country's top judge.

Minister for Law and Justice Azam Nazeer Tarar tabled 'The Supreme Court (Practice and Procedure) Bill, 2023' on Tuesday in the wake of the latest controversy over the powers of the top judge of the Supreme Court. The bill was earlier approved by the Cabinet.