ISLAMABAD: I filed the petition against the 18th amendment in 2010 for a detailed judgment on the amendment but a detailed judgment was not given by the apex court and it was sent back to the Parliament.
This was stated by the Chief Editor of Pakistan Group of Newspapers and M.D. Roze News in his talk show ‘Sachi Baat’ on Roze News on Wednesday. He said that a detailed judgment by the Supreme Court could have provided clear guidelines for the future amendments in the constitution. He said that a detailed judgment on the 18th amendment petition is vital for future legislation as it will lay out a clear framework.
He said another amendment in the constitution is being considered by the heads of various political parties to put full stop on the issue of horse-trading. He said that if the politicians are sincere to end the horse-trading then they can do it with dedication and another amendment in the constitution is not needed. Justice (R) Wajihuddin Ahmed participated in the program via telephone call and said that it was the time to take the preemptive measures and issue of horse-trading can be solved without another amendment in the constitution. Justice (R) Abdul Qayyum also connected with the program and lauded the efforts of the Srdar Khan Niazi for informing the masses about the constitutional amendments.
Sardar Khan Niazi said that a detailed judgment will help strengthen the democratic structure and will ensure that all future legislations are within the limits prescribed by Islam and will be done keeping in mind the integrity of Pakistan.
It is also important to mention here that after the Peshawar school carnage, in which 144 children were killed by the terrorists, motivated the parliamentarians to pass the 21st amendment which provided the cover to the military courts for the period of two years.
Petitions are being filed in the Supreme Court against the establishment of military courts. Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali on Tuesday proposed Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Nasirul Mulk to form a larger bench for hearing of petitions pertaining to 21st constitutional amendment and formation of military courts.