Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Khursheed Shah advised the top court on Monday to rectify itself before opting to correct other national institutions.
Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court ordered authorities to halt the implementation of an order by a military court which sentenced to death three hardcore terrorists
“Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar should first put his own institution in order, before opting to rectify others,” Shah said on the floor of the National Assembly. “The courts are meant to deliver justice, not impose rule.”
The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader went on to say that some 0.8 million cases are in pending before the apex court. “Disposing off these cases is also governance,” he added.
Shah said the number of judges in the Supreme Court should be elevated to 35 in the Supreme Court, 60 to 80 in the Lahore High Court and 45 in the Sindh High Court.
On Monday, a two-member bench of the top court under Justice Azamat Saeed conducted a hearing into appeals filed in the SC against the verdict by three terrorists, namely Shafaqat, Sabir Shah and Muhammad Liaqat.
Muhammad Liaqat had been charged with attacking a journalist, while Sabir Shah and Shafaqat are deemed involved in the murder of Advocate Arshad Ali in Lahore.
Earlier, a military court had sentenced all three of them to death.
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