Supreme Court reserves decision on presidential reference regarding Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s case

 Supreme Court reserves decision on presidential reference regarding Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s case

Supreme Court reserves decision on presidential reference regarding Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s case

The Supreme Court of Pakistan wrapped up proceedings on the presidential reference concerning the judicial execution of former Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, with Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa indicating that the verdict will be delivered at a later date.

During the hearing, Ahmed Raza Kasuri and the Additional Attorney General presented their arguments. The Additional AG highlighted the irregularities in the investigation and trial process, emphasizing the need for judicial independence to prevent government interference.

Justice Jamal Mandukhel questioned the government’s efforts to safeguard judicial autonomy, to which the Additional AG affirmed their commitment to upholding the independence of the judiciary.

Ahmed Raza Kasuri referenced an individual named Ifthikhar Ahmed, prompting a response from Chief Justice Isa cautioning against any potential harm to Mr. Ifthikhar.

The bench, consisting of nine justices, including Sardar Tariq Masood, Mansoor Ali Shah, Yahya Afridi, Aminuddin, Jamal Khan Mandokhel, Muhammad Ali Mazhar, Syed Hasan Azhar Rizvi, and Musarrat Hilali, concluded the session.

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