SC stops CJ PHC from hearing WWB KP case regarding formation of larger bench
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday stopped the Chief Justice (CJ) Peshawar High Court (PHC) from hearing Workers Welfare Board (WWB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa petition seeking formation of larger bench.
A two-member bench of the apex court comprising Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan heard the case.
During the course of proceedings, the Chief Justice said that the Peshawar High Court’s bench No. 1 could not hear the petition of the Welfare Board.
The court also summoned Registrar PHC to appear before the court on next date of hearing.
The court issued notices to the Attorney General and the Advocate General KP.
Advocate Azhar Rasheed, counsel for Workers Welfare Board said that a case was pending in the bench number one of the Peshawar High Court.
He said that he had pleaded with the court to form a larger bench which was rejected.
He pleaded the court to issued directions regarding decision of the case on merit.
Hearing of the case was adjourned for one week. – APP