ISLAMABAD: On advice of judge of Supreme Court, Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial on Wednesday took suo motu notice of “perceived interference in independence of prosecutor’s office”, which may affect the case.
“Dear Chief Judge of Mr Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial drew attention to suo motu, on recommendations of respected judge of Supreme Court of Pakistan, of alleged interference in independence of prosecutor’s office in performance of his powers and duties for investigation and prosecution of pending criminal cases involving persons in authority in in government today,” the press release issued by the court reads.
The statement noted that “such alleged interference could affect the prosecution.” of cases, forgery/disappearance of certificate in courts or in possession of prosecution authorities and transfer / accommodation of officers on key posts.”
The Court noted that such actions, along with with media amendment reports accountability laws, can “undermine the functioning of in criminal justice system in the country”.
“This is tantamount to violating of fundamental rights affecting society as a whole and destroying confidence of in people in in rule of law and constitutionalism in country,” the court said.
The Supreme Court stated that the Chief Justice, taking into account of the thing is fixed cause for hearing in front of five more members bench that will meet tomorrow at 13:00.