Justice Athar recuses himself from hearing petition against Article 45.
Islamabad -- Islamabad High Court Judge Justice Athar Minallah on Thursday recued himself from hearing a petition seeking abolishment of presidential powers to grant pardon to convicts under Article 45 of the Constitution.
Justice Athar Minallah referred the matter to IHC Chief Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan to constitute a new bench in the connection.
Following Justice Athar's referrel, Justrice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb conducted the hearing. However,k as hearing begun the IHC judge was told that the applicant and his lawyer are absent from the court. Justice Mial Gul adjourned the case.
Earlier, an applicant associated with Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) had approached the Islamabad High Court against the president right of forgiveness to criminals under Article 45.
As hearing begun, Justice Mian Gul was told that the applicant and his lawyer are absent from the court.
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) had filed an application in the IHC in which it requested the court to retrieve President Authority to forgive criminals. Justice Athar, however, recued to hear the case and sent applicant back to the registrar office.