The Chief Justice of Pakistan is set to preside over a three-member bench today to hear the case related to the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa election.
The hearing is scheduled at 11:30 am, and the court has summoned the defense secretary and finance secretary to attend the session.
The case is expected to cover security, finances, and the election postponement.
The Supreme Court’s March 31 hearing order on the election postponement case should have addressed some important matters, including the separation of Justice Jamal Mandukhel from the bench and the government’s request for a full court.
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The order also did not list Irfan Qadir as a lawyer representing the Election Commission. Still, it did summon the Defense Secretary and Finance Secretary for the hearing scheduled for 11:30 on Monday.
In response to the ongoing hearing related to the election in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the government coalition has announced that they will boycott the proceedings of the Supreme Court if a full court is not formed.
The coalition has expressed no confidence in the current three-member bench and has decided to take action accordingly. Today, the Attorney General is expected to appear in court and inform the bench about the government’s decision to boycott the proceedings.