A larger bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan will hear a petition today regarding any possible extra constitutional step in the pretext of prevailing political turmoil in the country.
Attorney General of Pakistan is likely to submit the federal government’s response in the case in today’s hearing.
In its initial ruling on Aug 15, the apex court had warned state institutions against any breach of the constitution. “All the state authorities and functionaries are directed to act only in accordance with the constitution,” the Supreme Court said Friday in a written order seemingly aimed at both the armed forces and the government.
The court order came in response to a petition from Kamran Murtaza, president of the Supreme Court Bar Association. He prayed that, “the Supreme Court may declare that the fundamental rights of the citizens of the country may not be violated by any authority or state functionaries and that they should be restrained to take any extra constitutional steps in the present situation of the country in any manner”.