LAHORE: The Lahore Excessive Courtroom Registrar Workplace on Wednesday refused to entertain throughout winter trip a petition in search of enforcement of accountability legal guidelines on judges of superior judiciary and military officers/generals like different residents of the nation.
The Registrar Workplace stated it was not such an pressing matter that could possibly be fastened throughout trip. Advocate Ghulam Yaseen Bhatti had moved the petition. The petitioner’s counsel AK Dogar said that nobody was above the regulation and even immunity beneath Article 248 of the Structure was not out there to prime minister for any legal act or something which is opposite to the regulation. He stated there was no provision within the Structure to create a particular establishment, a courtroom or tribunal for the accountability of judges and generals. He said that Article 209 of the Structure handled solely skilled misconduct and never any offences beneath the legal guidelines pertained to accountability for felony acts. He said if a decide or military basic possessed belongings past recognized sources of revenue, he might be indicted beneath Part 9 (v) of the Nationwide Accountability Bureau Ordinance 1999 and punished with rigorous imprisonment. He said the judges and generals have been sure by the accountability legal guidelines relevant to different public workplace holders.
He said a 1978 judgment of the LHC had stated, “Islam doesn’t consider in creation of privileged courses, it believes in equality. Ruler and the ruled are alike. It’s against all types of sophistication distinction. He requested to implement elementary rights of equality earlier than regulation and declare that the judges and generals are sure to prevailing accountability legal guidelines within the nation like different residents.
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