Pak Supreme Court defers its hearing on petitions against emergency

November 15th, 2007 - 11:26 pm ICT by admin  

Islamabad, Nov 15 (ANI): The ten-member full bench of Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing of petitions against the imposition of emergency till Friday.
The petitions, filed by Tikka Iqbal Muhammad Khan and Watan Party, argues that General Pervez Musharraf in his capacity as Chief of Army Staff has no legal or constitutional authority to impose emergency, which can only be done according to the provisions of the constitution.
The petition further states that the President could declare emergency in accordance with the relevant constitutional provisions.
Meanwhile, The News reported that certain amendments have been made in the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) in which the Army Chief has given the authority to the President of Pakistan to lift the emergency.
General Musharraf had imposed the emergency on November 3, citing a proactive judiciary coming in the way to curb the rising militancy. (ANI)

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