SC to hear case of lawyers, media persons’ clash with police
ISLAMABAD: An 11-member bench of the Supreme Court on Monday will hear the pending case of the clash of lawyers and media persons with the police and law enforcing agencies on September 29, 2007 in front of the Supreme Court and the Election Commission of Pakistan on the eve of scrutiny of nomination papers of presidential candidates.
The special larger bench comprises Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar, Justice Faqir Muhammad Khokhar, Justice M Javed Buttar, Justice Ijaz-ul-Hassan, Justice Muhammad Qaim Jan Khan, Justice Ch Ejaz Yousaf, Justice Muhammad Akhtar Shabbir, Justice Zia Pervez, Justice Mian Hamid Farooq, Justice Syed Zawwar Hussain Jaffery and Justice Muhammad Farrukh Mehmood.
The suo-moto notice was taken by the deposed chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, who had suspended three senior officers — the then Inspector General Police Islamabad Moravet Shah, the then Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Chaudhry Muhammad Ali and the then Senior Superintendent of Police Muhammad Naeem Khan.
Later, a bench of the Supreme Court recalled the suspension orders of all the three senior officers and referred it to the Establishment Division for deciding about their suspension according to rules without influence of the Apex Court order. These three officers were placed under suspension on October 01, 2007 on the order of the Supreme Court over the alleged manhandling of lawyers and journalists on September 29 in front of the Supreme Court and the Election Commission.
The bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar, while revoking the suspension order made it clear that the order passed by the Supreme Court on October 01, 2007 had been recalled to the extent of only suspension of the officers and the main case being taken up as a suo-moto case would continue.
Source: The News