ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of the Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC) Justice Athar Minallah on Monday remarked that issues which may and must be resolved in Parliament shouldn’t be delivered to courtroom.
Justice Minallah’s feedback got here as he heard a case relating to the maintainability of a petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha in opposition to the federal government’s resolution to divert Rs24 billion of the China-Pakistan Financial Hall (CPEC) for discretionary spending on parliamentarians’ schemes. The courtroom reserved its verdict on the maintainability of the petition.
In the course of the listening to, the PML-N MNA argued, “Rs24 billion from CPEC funds was diverted to parliamentarians.” At this, the IHC chief justice mentioned, “You’re a member of the Nationwide Meeting, you must strategy the Parliament.”
“The courtroom needs to uphold the supremacy of the Parliament. You could possibly have obtained these particulars by means of the Parliament as effectively,” he added.
At this, Ranja mentioned, “I sought particulars from the Ministry of Planning as an MNA, nonetheless, was not offered them and didn’t obtain a response even after days.” Justice Minallah then mentioned, “Parliamentary issues being introduced in courtroom just isn’t alright for the courtroom or the Parliament. If the courtroom hears such a petition then it would impact the supremacy of the Parliament. MNAs have loads of authority.”
“If MNAs use their authority then that’s good for the Parliament. Don’t carry parliamentary issues in courtroom. This courtroom doesn’t even have the authority that MNAs have,” the IHC chief justice added.
The petitioner then mentioned that the federal government is concerned within the matter. “We wish the Structure to be totally applied and are solely asking the ministry for particulars.”
After listening to Ranjha’s arguments, the courtroom reserved its resolution on the maintainability of the petition.