Government could not pass one bill in four months: Chief Justice

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Islamabad (Web Desk) Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar Thursday remarked that it has been four months since the incumbent government took over reins of the country, but it could not pass one bill.
The chief justice made the remarks during hearing of a case pertaining to increasing number of judges in Islamabad High Court (IHC).
During the hearing, the advocate general Islamabad informed the court that the federal cabinet has accepted recommendations in this regard.
At this, Justice Nisar said he should be informed through proper channel as to what legislation has been made.
He directed the advocate general to inquire about the matter from secretary law, saying that the high court was unable to function in current situation.
The chief justice also directed the secretary law for tabling of the draft legislation prepared by the government in the parliament.
Last week, Justice Nisar had asked the government to look into the matter of increase in number of IHC judges, or else the apex court would take a suo motu notice.
During his conversation with Additional Attorney General Ishtiaq Ahmed Khan, the chief justice had recounted that the government was forwarded recommendations pertaining to increasing number of judges in the IHC during the tenure of caretaker government.
Justice Nisar had said there were only four judges in the IHC, who were greatly burdened.
He had said a two-member bench of the IHC could not be constituted owing to shortage of judges.

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