Web desk (July 06, 2018): Over the past decade, the Supreme Court of Pakistan has announced most of the historic and major decisions on Friday as Accountability Court has also chosen the Friday for its judgment in Avenfield Reference Against Sharif family.
Here is the list of major decisions from the last 10 years which were issued by the apex court on a Friday.
July 20, 2007
A 13-member bench of SC unanimously overturned former president Pervez Musharraf’s decision to suspend the then chief justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry.July 31, 2009
The SC declared Musharraf’s decision to impose an emergency on November 3, 2007 as well as his Provisional Constitutional Order illegal and unconstitutional.
July 28, 2017
A five-member bench of apex court disqualified PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif as prime minister in the Panama Papers case.December 8, 2017
A Lahore High Court verdict halting the construction the Orange Line Metro Train was set aside by SC bench and the Punjab government was allowed to go ahead with the project subject to certain conditions to ensure the preservation of heritage sites int he area.December 15, 2017
The three-member bench comprising SC judges rejected the National Accountability Bureau’s appeal to reopen the Rs1.2 billion Hudaibya Paper Mills reference. The reference would have further complicated the Sharif family’s legal troubles.December 15, 2017
The Supreme Court handed down its much-awaited judgement in the Imran Khan, Jahangir Tareen disqualification case, rejecting Hanif Abbasi’s petition for Khan’s disqualification but disqualifying Jahangir Tareen for being “dishonest”.
April 13, 2018
In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court ruled that disqualification handed down under Article 62(1)(f)of the Constitution is for life. The decision stated that the disqualification of any member of parliament or a public servant under Article 62 (1)(f), which sets the precondition for a member of parliament to be “Sadiq and Ameen” (honest and righteous), will be “permanent”. Such a person cannot contest elections or become a member of parliament.Avenfield Reference(To Be Announced on July 6, Friday):
The accountability Court hearing corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members reserved verdict of Avenfield Reference case as the judgment will be announced on July 06, Friday.
The corruption references, filed against the Sharifs, pertain to the Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metal Establishment, offshore companies including Flagship Investment Limited, and Avenfield properties of London.