PM, Fazl discuss political situation

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ISLAMABAD
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday held a meeting with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and discussed the prevailing political situation in the country.
During the meeting held at the Prime Minister House, Maulana Fazlur Rehman congratulated the prime minister on the passage of the Supreme Court (Practice and Procedure) Bill from the Parliament.
He assured of complete cooperation of the allies to the prime minister.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif hailed the passage of Supreme Court (Practice & Procedure) Bill 2023 by the Parliament, expressing confidence that it would institutionally strengthen the apex court.
“It will help make the process of bench formation and exercise of Article 184 (3) transparent and inclusive, thus serving the cause of justice,” he said in a tweet.
Earlier in the day, the Senate passed the bill aimed at restructuring the suo motu powers of the Chief Justice of Pakistan.
On Wednesday, the National Assembly unanimously passed the bill that a committee comprising three senior-most judges of the apex court would decide on the suo motu notice, while there would be a right to file an appeal within 30 days of the suo motu decision.
The appeal has to be fixed for hearing within 14 days of filing and after the taking of a suo motu notice, the hearing will be conducted by a three-judge bench, the bill added.
It continued that the decision of the majority in the matter would be acceptable to all.