Balochistan to move SC for review of BHC verdict

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QUETTA: The Balochistan government decided to approach the Supreme Court against the verdict of the BHC which had declared the Code of Criminal Procedure (Balochistan Amendment) Act and Ordinance, 2010, null and void. The provincial government, during a meeting presided over by Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani, decided to form a team comprised of law experts to approach the Supreme Court. The meeting strongly condemned the NATO air raids in Mohmand Agency and termed them an attack on Pakistan’s sovereignty. Balochistan Advocate General Amanullah Kanrani briefed the government about the verdict of the Balochistan High Court over the Code of Criminal Procedure (Balochistan Amendment) Act and Ordinance, 2010. The ordinance was passed by the Balochistan Assembly and was meant to introduce executive magistracy in the province of Balochistan and to entrust it with judicial powers to conduct trials and impose punishments. The Balochistan government has the legal right to defend the legislation passed by the elected provincial assembly. A division bench comprised of Balochistan Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa, Justice Muhammad Hashim Khan Kakar had declared the amendment null and void. Balochistan Bar Council and Judicial Commission of Pakistan Member Muhammad Kamran Khan Mulakhail had filed the petition. staff report