The government has decided to get the Supreme Court Practice and Procedure Bill 2023 passed by the joint session of parliament, after President Arif Alvi refused to sign it.
The bill has been received by parliament with objections raised by the President.
It has been decided to pass the bill from the joint session of Parliament on Monday, in this regard, a joint session of Parliament has been called at 2 pm.
If the President does not sign within 10 days, the bill will automatically become law.
It may be recalled that the President sent the Supreme Court Practice and Procedure Bill back to Parliament for review and said the government’s proposed bill was outside the jurisdiction of Parliament.
Arif Alvi stated that it was appropriate to return this bill for reconsideration for scrutiny; constitutional provisions cannot be amended through simple legislation.
The President said that tampering with the examined rules could amount to interference in the internal proceedings of the court, autonomy, and independence. The jurisdiction, power and character of the three pillars of the state have been defined by the Constitution itself, the Constitution is a superior law but the father of all laws, constitutional provisions cannot be amended through a simple legislation.