CJP Umar Ata Bandial takes suo motu notice on ‘perceived interference’ in prosecution dept

Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial. — Website of the Supreme Court of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: On the advice of a judge of the Supreme Court, Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial on Wednesday took suo motu notice of the “perceived interference in the independence of prosecution branch” that may influence the cases.

“The honorable Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr Justice Umar Ata Bandial has taken suo motu notice, on the recommendations of an honorable judge of Supreme Court of Pakistan, of perceived interference in the independence of prosecution branch in performance of its powers and duties for the investigation and prosecution of pending criminal matters involving persons in authority in the government today,” said a press release issued by the court.


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