ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry on Tuesday said that the Prime Minister’s role in the appointment of judges cannot be eliminated. He further said that the court should be properly informed on the parliamentary committee in this regard.
Chief Justice Iftikhar made these remarks during the hearing of petitions challenging the 18th Amendment.
A 17-judge full court was hearing the petitions challenging certain clauses in the amendment.
During the hearing, Chief Justice Iftikhar said that Pakistan will continue to have the parliamentary form of government.
Meanwhile, Attorney-General Pakistan Maulvi Anwarul Haq said that the procedure of judges’ appointment detailed in the 18th Amendment does not infringe upon the judiciary’s independence.
The hearing of the petitions was adjourned till Wednesday.