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SC can’t oversee prosecution depts: ex-AGP

May 20, 2022

ISLAMABAD: Former attorney-general of Pakistan Irfan Qadir has said that the Supreme Court can’t monitor the prosecution departments.

In his reaction to the SC decision Thursday, he said the apex court now meddles in the domain of the executive. He said the prosecution departments are answerable only to the prime minister and federal cabinet being the executive authority.

He said those who appeared before the SC should have told the court they report only to the PM and federal cabinet. He said it’s written in the Constitution that the PM and federal cabinet are not answerable to the Supreme Court.

He said when the PM and his cabinet are not answerable to the SC, how can their subordinate authorities be answerable to it. Meanwhile, PMLN vice-president Maryam Nawaz has said at the Sargodha gathering that "she thanks the Supreme Court for taking a suo motu notice against Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif," asking the apex court to take a suo motu notice of claims made by former FIA chief Bashir Memon.

She also called on the top court to take a suo motu notice against the former aide to Imran Khan, Shahzad Akbar. “[And] another suo motu notice should also be taken on the foreign funding case,” she said.