Judges ‘disagree’ on harnessing suo motu powers

Internews/Islamabad

Instead
of regularising the public interest jurisdiction by amending its rules,
the Supreme Court of Pakistan has resolved that it will exercise its
suo motu jurisdiction “in accordance with the Constitution”.
Suo motu
is Latin for “on it’s own motion”. In legal terms, suo motu powers
allows the Supreme Court to initiate actions without first requiring a
case to be filed.
“The issue of the exercise of jurisdiction under
Article 184(3) of the Constitution was discussed threadbare from all
possible angles, and it was affirmed that such jurisdiction will be
exercised in accordance with the Constitution,” say the minutes of the
February 6 full court meeting.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed
Khosa had called the full court to consider the amendment in order XXV
Supreme Court Rules, relating to the exercise of powers under Article
184(3) of the Constitution as proposed by

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Judges ‘disagree’ on harnessing suo motu powers

Internews/Islamabad

Instead
of regularising the public interest jurisdiction by amending its rules,
the Supreme Court of Pakistan has resolved that it will exercise its
suo motu jurisdiction “in accordance with the Constitution”.
Suo motu
is Latin for “on it’s own motion”. In legal terms, suo motu powers
allows the Supreme Court to initiate actions without first requiring a
case to be filed.
“The issue of the exercise of jurisdiction under
Article 184(3) of the Constitution was discussed threadbare from all
possible angles, and it was affirmed that such jurisdiction will be
exercised in accordance with the Constitution,” say the minutes of the
February 6 full court meeting.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed
Khosa had called the full court to consider the amendment in order XXV
Supreme Court Rules, relating to the exercise of powers under Article
184(3) of the Constitution as proposed by

... read more at: https://www.gulf-times.com/story/622050/Judges-disagree-on-harnessing-suo-motu-powers

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