The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing on the Election Commission's review petition related to the Punjab Assembly elections till tomorrow. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandial is conducting the hearing, Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan and Justice Muneeb Akhtar are part of the bench.
The Chief Justice of Pakistan has remarked during the hearing on the revision petition related to the Punjab election that revision appeal can be dismissed in 2 minutes, but the court wants to decide only on legal points and he will not use the past against the government.
At the beginning of the hearing, the Attorney General said that yesterday the court said why the points raised by the Election Commission were not raised earlier. The second point was that the federal government remained in the first four-three cycle. If there are elections in a province, the point of affecting the election of the National Assembly was raised. In his answer he also mentioned that 4/3 was decided.
Chief Justice Omar Atta Bandial said that the past will not be used against the government. They are sitting for the pleasure of Allah, not the government. They are sitting here after making many sacrifices. You ask your colleagues not to talk like that at our door. Do not make the conversation difficult in the House, we are working for Allah, that is why we are sitting quietly.
The Chief Justice remarked that you should not panic. The court is sitting to hear you. If any reasonable point is raised, they will review it and take a decision. The point was raised in court but not discussed. The jurisdiction of revision was discussed yesterday.