Audio Leaks Probe Commission: Govt Objects SC Bench Hearing Petitions Against Formation Of Commission
The Federal Government raised objections to the Bench hearing the petitions against the audio leaks commission.
Federal Government has questioned the inclusion of Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandial, Justice Ijaz-Ul-Ahsan and Justice Muneeb Akhtar in the Bench.
The Federal Government filed miscellaneous petitions in the case against the audio leaks commission.
The Federal Government made a plea that Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandial, Justice Ijaz-Ul-Ahsan and Justice Muneeb Akhtar should not hear the case related to audio leaks.
The Federal Government requested to form a new bench to hear the petitions against audio leaks commission.
The petition maintained that during the hearing on May 26, the objection raised to the Chief Justice was not heard.
The petitions states that an audio before the inquiry commission is related to the falttery of the Chief Justice.
The Federal Government pleaded that according to court decisions and judges' code of conduct, a judge cannot hear the case involving his relatives.
In the past, in the Arsalan Iftikhar case, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry recused himself from the bench on objection.
The petition states that alleged audio leaks are also related to Justice Ijaz-Ul-Ahsan and Justice Muneeb Akhtar.