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High Court asks legality of president’s power to appoint Supreme Court judges

Sun Online Desk     26th February, 2017 01:15:47 printer

High Court asks legality of president’s power to appoint Supreme Court judges

The High Court (HC) on Sunday issued a rule asking the legality of president’s authority to appoint Supreme Court (SC) judges, to control the appointment and posting of lower court judges.

 

The court questioned the authorities concerned of the government to explain in four weeks why the constitutional provision that empowers the president to appoint the SC judges and to control appointment and the posting of lower court judges should not be declared illegal.

 

The HC bench of Justice Kazi Rezaul Haque and Justice Mohammad Ullah came up with the rule following a writ petition filed by SC lawyer Advocate Eunus Ali Akond.

 

On November 3 last year, Advocate Eunus Ali Akond filed the writ petition with the HC challenging the legality of constitutional provisions that empowered the president to appoint SC judges and control the lower court judges.

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