Pakistan SC distinguishes between judicial review, judicial activism, and judicial overreach-27/01/2021

One judge may accord greater significance to the need for change, while the other may accord greater significance to the need for certainty and status quo. Both types of judges act within the zone of law; neither invalidates the decision of another branch of the Government unless it deviates from law and is unconstitutional.

National Reconciliation Ordinance- Pakistan

WHEREAS it is expedient to promote national reconciliation, foster mutual trust and confidence amongst holders of public office and remove the vestiges of political vendetta and victimization, to make the election process more transparent and to amend certain laws for that purpose and for matters connected therewith and ancillary thereto

Consular Affairs Directorate of Pakistan and Consular Services to Overseas Pakistanis and foreigners

Power of Attorney from abroad is required to be attested by Pakistan Embassy/Consulate in that country. After obtaining the confirmation of its genuineness from the concerned Embassy/ Consulate, the Ministry will attest it. For this purpose, attorney appointed in Pakistan is required to come in person with original Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC).

Federal Tax Ombudsman Pakistan

The Federal Tax Ombudsman and authorized Staff Members shall
have the authority to informally conciliate, amicably resolve, stipulate, settle or
ameliorate any grievance without written memorandum and without the necessity
of docketing any complaint or issuing any official notice.


JURISDICTION-One superior court cannot issue a “Order” to another superior court of co-ordinate jurisdiction, nor can such a court issue an order to itself. The basis of this rule is that orders made under this Article are issued for the purpose or correction of errors in the exercise of extraordinary jurisdiction and since superior courts are entitled to credit from other courts for acting within their own jurisdiction, the question of issue of a writ to them would not arise.