Supreme Court gives three days to appoint anti-corruption judges
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the government to appoint judges in the Karachi and Hyderabad anti-corruption courts within three days.
A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, heard the case regarding the shortage of judges in special courts. The deputy attorney general informed the court that there was no judge in the Karachi anti-corruption court since May 25, 2011.
The chief justice remarked that the accused walked free because of the absence of judges and courts were then blamed for the lapse. “This court has failed to understand why the government is delaying the appointments,” he observed.The court directed the authorities concerned to fill the vacant posts as soon as possible and adjourned the hearing till July 2.