The Supreme Court (SC) set aside on Wednesday the objections raised by the registrar on former premier Imran Khan’s petition against the recent amendments made to the country’s accountability law.
Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan of the apex court resumed the in-chamber hearing of the PTI chief’s appeal against the objections raised by the registrar’s office. Imran Khan’s counsel Khawaja Haris appeared before the court.
After hearing the arguments, the judge overruled the objections and ordered to fix the plea for hearing in open court to dispose of the petition on merit.
Earlier, the apex court’s registrar office had raised five objections against the PTI’s petition and stated that the petitioner had not highlighted what matters of public importance were involved in the enforcement of fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution so as to directly invoke the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court under Article 184(3).
“The ingredients for involving extraordinary jurisdiction of this court under Article 184(3) of the Constitution have not been satisfied,” a statement issued by the office read.
Subsequently, Imran filed an appeal in the chamber against the office’s objections, contending that it was not for the registrar to decide whether on the basis of the pleadings made and grounds urged in the constitution petition, the “ingredients” for invoking extraordinary jurisdiction of this court were “satisfied” or not.
Later, the SC had accepted the appeal and fixed it for hearing on Wednesday (today).