Amid opposition by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmakers who possessed majority in the upper house, the Senate passed the Supreme Court (Practice and Procedure) Bill 2023.
The National Assembly (NA) short of the opposition voices on Tuesday passed the Supreme Court (Practice and Procedure) Bill 2023 after a few amendments suggested by the Standing Committee on Law and Justice which aims to ‘clip the wings’ of the chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) over suo motu jurisdiction.
Law Minister Azam Nazir Tarar had tabled the bill in the National Assembly and again presented it in the upper house of the Parliament.
During the Senate session, PTI members resorted to shouting and creating noise in the legislature to disrupt the proceedings. They held placards and chanted slogans along with tearing copies of the bill.
However, the provision-wise approval of the bill received 60 votes in favor and 19 in opposition.
The bill read that it is expedient to make a law providing for certain practices and procedures of the Supreme Court.