SC ruling will not affect Nawaz Sharif’s plan to join politics

Says timing of the court verdict striking down the law was painful.

ISLAMABAD: Former law minister Azam Nazeer Tarar on Friday said that the ruling by the Supreme Court on its judgement review Act would not affect former premier Nawaz Sharif’s prospects of returning to electoral politics anytime soon.

Speaking to a TV channel, termed the timing of the verdict “important”.

He said the Constitution had laid down rules of the game for all state organs which was also called trichotomy of powers.

“Courts interfere in the Parliament’s jurisdiction again and again and give verdicts that put a curb on its supremacy […] this is not a good tradition,” he lamented.

He maintained that this has happened in the past and “it weakens the state’s institutions and not strengthens them”.

Tarar added that the timing of the verdict was also painful for him as the verdict was announced after the dissolution of the National Assembly. Therefore, new legislation couldn’t be done in light of the apex court’s directives.

“The law was enacted on the demand of bar councils which were of the view that the scope of the review was so narrow that it would be an injustice to many people,” he added.

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