Govt’s powers: LHC CJ constitutes new bench

A Lahore High Court (LHC) larger bench hearing the petitions, questioning the power of caretaker Punjab government to remove public servants including Advocate General Punjab Ahmad Awais and other law officers, was dissolved once again on Wednesday

As the bench, headed by Justice Ali Baqar Najafi, started its proceedings, Punjab Additional Advocate General Ghulam Sarwar raised an objection to a member of the bench

He submitted that Justice Muzamil Akhtar Shabir had refused to hear the petition of Advocate General Punjab Ahmad Awais, therefore, he could not become a part of the bench

At this, the bench agreed with the stance of the law officer and referred the matter to LHC chief justice with a request to form a new bench for hearing

Later on, LHC Chief Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti reconstituted the bench and replaced Justice Muzamil Akhtar Shabir with Justice Anwaar Hussain

Published in The Express Tribune, February 9th, 2023

Date:12-Feb-2023 Reference:View Original Link