CJ Bandial takes suo-motu notice of govt’s ‘perceived interference’ in prosecution branch – Pakistan

CJ Bandial takes suo-motu notice of govt’s ‘perceived interference’ in prosecution branch – Pakistan

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Umar Ata Bandial took notice of the government’s perceived interference in the independence of prosecution branch agencies.

According to a statement issued by the Supreme Court (SC), Chief Justice Bandial has taken note of the matter on the recommendations of an honorable SC judge.

A five-member larger bench headed by the CJ Bandial will hear the case tomorrow (Thursday).

“It is apprehended that such perceived interference may influence the prosecution of cases, tampering / disappearing of evidence,” the statement said, adding that the practice could disrupt the justice system.

“Such actions to amend the accountability laws are likely to undermine the functioning of the criminal justice system in the country.”

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