ISLAMABAD - Supreme Court (SC) has adjourned hearing of a contempt of court plea and government’s review petition in appointment of judges in Islamabad High Court (IHC) case for indefinite period.
Nadeem Ahmad had filed contempt of court petition against the president, prime minister and law minister on non-issuance of the notification for appointment of judges in the IHC.
A five-member bench of the SC led by Justice Khilji Arif Hussain took up the case for hearing on Friday. He remarked that both the petitions had gone infructuous as the notification for judges’ appointment had been issued.
A lawyer, Abdul Rauf, told the court that Akram Sheikh, counsel for the petitioner, had filed application seeking adjournment of the case. Justice Khilji Arif Hussain remarked what was need of seeking adjournment now as the applications had become ineffective due to issuance of judges appointment notification.
Attorney General Irfan Qadir prayed the court that review petition be kept pending until the court's detailed judgment comes. Review petition was filed on short order so that contempt of court does not take place, he added.
Justice Khilji Arif Hussain remarked court's orders had been implemented.