Islamabad High Court issues clarification on why courts were opened in the middle of the night

Islamabad High Court issues clarification on why courts were opened in the middle of the night

April 12, 2022 0

What happened:

 On April 10, the Islamabad High Court, alongside the Supreme Court of Pakistan, was opened late when the vote of no confidence proceedings was taking place at the National Assembly. The IHC’s statement, as quoted by a publication, “The filings of petitions late in the evening on April 9, 2022, has been misreported and queries have been raised whether petitions can be presented after the notified court timings.” 

Details:

It is pertinent to mention that there were rumors about a petition at the Islamabad High Court regarding removing COAS Gen Bajwa from the post. However, the IHC said the Supreme Court Bar Association President approached the court and requested the court to implement the SC Order; however, the clarification quoted by a publication read, “As a constitutional court, the Islamabad High Court has ensured that cases relating to extreme urgency are presented at any time after the notified timings.” 

More:

The court’s clarification was further quoted as, “A petition regarding extreme urgency could be presented at any time after the notified court timings, and it could also be fixed for hearing subject to the satisfaction of the Chief Justice that circumstances exist for doing so.” 

Rana Abdullah Hammad
Rana Abdullah Hammad
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