The Supreme Court Review of Judgments and Orders Bill 2023 has been passed by the Senate today (Friday, May 5th).
According to the media reports, the Session of the Upper House was held in Islamabad with Chairman Senate Mohammad Sadiq Sajnrani in the chair. The Supreme Court Review of Judgments and Orders Bill 2023 moved by Irfan ul Haque Siddiqui and already passed by the National Assembly aims at facilitating and strengthening the Supreme Court in the exercise of its powers to review its judgments and orders.
While talking in the House, the Federal Minister for Law Azam Nazeer Tarar alluded to Article 188 of the constitution saying it empowers the Supreme Court subject to the provision of any Act of Majlis-e-Shoora and any rules made by the Supreme Court, to review any judgment pronounced or any order made by it.
Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar said the latest legislation is procedural in nature. He said the bill has been formulated in accordance with the spirit of Article 188 of the constitution.
Responding to the points of the Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders, the Law Minister said Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has gone to India to represent Pakistan at the SCO meeting. He regretted the rumpus created by the PTI members in the house saying this house has a sanctity that needs to be fully respected. He emphasized the need for moving forward in a spirit of patience and tolerance.