Constitution tossed to the floor of SC

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    Constitution tossed to the floor of SC

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was hearing petitions challenging the 18th Amendment on Tuesday, DawnNews reported.

    A 17-judge full court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry was hearing the petitions challenging certain clauses in the amendment.

    During today’s proceeding, one of the petitioners, Shahid Orakzai, argued against the establishment of the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

    Islamabad will have to be made a province before the IHC can be established, Orakzai said.

    The petitioner was also critical of the criterion described in the 18th Amendment for judges’ appointment.

    He further said he would prefer the Holy Quran over the country’s constitution if he had to make a choice between the two. He then tossed a copy of the Constitution to the floor.

    Consequently, Justice Saqib Nisar ordered Shahid Orakzai to seek apology from the court for disrespecting the court and the Constitution. — DawnNews

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