The Supreme Court of Pakistan has issued its order for the previous hearing on September 28 in the Faizabad dharna review case. It said that owing to the absence of some petitioners, they were being given another chance.
The order mentioned that the attorney general for Pakistan said the Ministry of Defense did not want to pursue its revision petition against the Supreme Court verdict, and the Intelligence Bureau, PEMRA, and the PTI also requested to withdraw their pleas.
Another petitioner Sheikh Rashid sought more time to appoint a new lawyer, while petitioner Ejazul Haq raised an objection on paragraph number 4 of the decision.
The written order further states that during the course of the hearing, four questions were raised related to the case: first, why the review petitions were not fixed despite the passage of a lot of time; second, why all the miscellaneous applications for withdrawal of the review petitions were submitted together; third, is the decision of the constitutional and legal institutions to withdraw the review pleas independent; fourth, has the decision in the Faizabad sit-in case been implemented?
It should be remembered that on Thursday, a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa, and comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Aminuddin Khan, heard the Faizabad dharna review case.
On the withdrawal of the review petitions by various organizations, CJP Isa questioned how the decision that had been deemed full of mistakes has been suddenly accepted.
He said, "Tell the truth that at that time the applications were filed at the request of a single individual and now they are being withdrawn due to their independent thinking."
The court asked all the institutions to submit their reports on the implementation of the Faizabad decision and asked the parties that if they wanted to submit anything else in court, they could do so by October 27.
The AGP assured the Supreme Court of implementation of the Faizabad dharna case decision but sought some time. The court then adjourned the hearing till November 1 and directed the parties to submit their replies by October 27.
The CJP had remarked that it was interesting that those who should have filed a review petition did not, adding the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) did not file a review and accepted the verdict. “The late Khadim Hussain Rizvi should be applauded for this,” he remarked.
This is what happens in Pakistan that the order has come from ‘higher authorities’, CJP Isa remarked, adding it doesn’t come from God but from somewhere else.