SCBA distances itself from its president’s petition

LAHORE: Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Secretary Asif Mahmood Cheema said on Friday that the petition filed before the apex court seeking its directives for state functionaries to not to allow extra-constitutional steps in the country was the act of the Bar President Kamran Murtaza. In a statement issued on Friday, the bar’s secretary said that the bar as a whole had nothing to do with the petition. He said that Murtaza filed it in his personal capacity.
He said, “The bar does not wish to see judiciary as an arbitrator in political disputes. Cheema said that the bar’s executive committee would be called upon soon to give a collective point of view on behalf of the bar about the prevailing political situation.
On the petition of SCBA president, a larger bench of the Supreme Court on Friday restrained state institutions from taking any steps beyond the Constitution.

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