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Parliament’s joint session adopts Supreme Court (Practice and Procedure) Bill 2023

Parliament’s joint session on Monday adopted Supreme Court (Practice and Procedure) Bill 2023.

Amid strong protest from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the federal government managed to get the Supreme Court (Practice and Procedure) Bill, 2023, passed in the joint session of parliament after President Arif Alvi returned the bill seeking to curtail the chief justice’s suo motu powers last week.

Law Minister Azam Nazir Tarar presented the bill at Parliament’s Joint Session chaired by National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf.

The House approved an amendment to the SC bill, under which the judges’ committee meeting will be convened to devise rules and regulations regarding the suo motu matter.

The amendment was proposed by PML-N lawmaker Shaza Fatima Khawaja.

As per the amendment, the chief justice of Pakistan or any other member of the committee can call the meeting until the rules and regulations are finalised.


The bill will be now presented before the President of Pakistan once again for his assent. If the head of the state does not give his approval within 10 days, it would be deemed to have been given.


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Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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