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Supreme Court Bar Association through its President Mr. Hamid Khan VS Federation of Pakistan-10/04/2002

Appointment of Supreme Court Judges Case Appointment of Supreme Court Judges challenge on the ground that it has not been made on the seniority basis.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF PAKISTAN

(Original Jurisdiction)

PRESENT:

Mr. Justice Sh. Riaz Ahmed, C.J.

Mr. Justice Qazi Muhammad Farooq

Mr. Justice Mian Muhammad Ajmal

Mr. Justice Syed Deedar Hussain Shah

Mr. Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar

CONSTITUTION PETITION NO. 1/2002

Supreme Court Bar Association through its President Mr. Hamid Khan

VERSUS

The Federation of Pakistan & others

CONSTITUTION PETITION NO. 6/2002

Pakistan Lawyers forum through its President … Petitioner

VERSUS

General Pervez Musharraf

President of Pakistan & others … Respondents

CONSTITUTION PETITION NO. 7/2002

Wattan Party through its President

Zafarullah Khan … Petitioner

VERSUS

Federation of Pakistan through

Secretary, Ministry of law, Justice &

Parliamentary Affairs & others … Respondents

CONSTITUTION PETITION NO. 8/2002

Rai Muhammad Nawaz Kharal, ASC … Petitioner

VERSUS

Federation of Pakistan & others … Respondents

CONSTITUTION PETITION NO. 12/2002

Pakistan Bar council through its Chairman

Mr. Hadi Shakeel Ahmed … Petitioner

VERSUS

Federation of Pakistan through

Secretary, Ministry of law, Justice &

Parliamentary Affairs & others … Respondents

For the petitioners: (CP 1/2002)

Mr. Hamid Khan, Sr. ASC Mr. M.A. Zafar, ASC Mr. Ejaz Ahmed Khan, AOR (absent).

For the petitioners: (CP 6/2002)

Mr. A.K. Dogar, ASC. Mr. S. Abdul Asim Jafri, AOR (absent).

For the petitioners: (CP 7/2002)

Mian Allah Nawaz, ASC Mr. Mehmood-ul-Islam, AOR (absent).

For the petitioners: (CP 8/2002)

Dr. Farooq Hasan, ASC Rao Muhammad Nawaz Kharal, ASC

For the petitioners: (CP 12/2002)

Mr. Rashid A. Rizvi, ASC. Mr. M.A. Zaidi, AOR.

For the Federation

Mr. Abdul Hafeez Pirada, Sr. ASC. Mr. Abdul Mujeeb Pirzada, ASC. Mr. M.S. Khattak, AOR.

For Respondent No. 7 (C.P.1/2002)

Mr. K.M.A. Samdani, ASC. Ch. Akhtar Ali, AOR

For Respondent No. 9, 10 & 11 (C.P. 1/2002)

Mr. M. Jafar Hashmi, ASC. Mr. M. Ghani, ASC. Mr. Imtiaz Muhammad Khan, AOR.

On Court notice

Mr. Makhdoom Ali Khan, Attorney General for Pakistan. Mr. Maqbool Elahi malik, Advocate General, Punjab. Rao Muhammad Yusuf Khan, AOR.

Date of Hearing:

18, 19, 20 & 21st of March, 2002 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 & 9th April 2002

O R D E R

For reasons to be recorded later in the detailed judgment, the above petitions are dismissed.

CHIEF JUSTICE

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Islamabad, 10th April, 2002.

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