ISLAMABAD: The Senate On Friday passed the Supreme Court Review of Judgments and Orders Bill 2023, which aims to strengthen and facilitate the Supreme Court in exercising its powers to review its judgments and orders.
The National Assembly had already passed the same bill on April 14, which was moved by Shaza Fatima.
Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar emphasizes on the procedural nature of the bill
Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar spoke on the occasion, stating that the latest legislation is procedural in nature, and he alluded to Article 188 of the constitution, which empowers the Supreme Court to review any judgment pronounced or any order made by it, subject to the provision of any Act of Majlis-e-Shoora and any rules made by the Supreme Court.
Senate passes two other bills and a resolution
Apart from the Supreme Court Review of Judgments and Orders Bill 2023, the Senate also passed The Private Power and Infrastructure Board Amendment Bill, 2023 and the Kalam Bibi International Women Institute, Bannu Bill 2023. Furthermore, a resolution expressing deep grief and sorrow over the death of former Senator Enver Baig was also passed.
Education Minister Rana Tanveer Hussain assures proper scrutiny of A and O level books
Minister for Education Rana Tanveer Hussain also spoke during the session and assured that in the future, A and O level books will be properly scrutinized, after books of O-level carrying objectionable material were confiscated.
The Senate session was held in Islamabad, with Chairman Senate Mohammad Sadiq Sajnrani in the chair.