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Details about SJC’s proceedings can’t be shared with media: Awan

Details about SJC’s proceedings can’t be shared with media: Awan
May 30, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Thursday that the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) has a code of conduct and its proceedings take place in secrecy, and the details cannot shared with the media. Addressing a news conference along with Adviser on Commerce, Textile, Industry, Production and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood, Firdous Awan said the SJC had issued notices to the attorney general and other stakeholders for a hearing on June 14. “Every politician, mediaman and member of judiciary has to follow a code of conduct,” she added. “The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) has noticed attorney general of Pakistan for June 14 along with other stakeholders, due to binding law of the SJC demanding secrecy an in-camera briefing is held and till the SJC does not set terms and priorities pertaining to the verdict and gives us clear instructions, we are lawfully bound to not share that information with the media,” Awan opined. She announced that the law minister will hold a briefing on whatever decision is undertaken by the SJC. Responding to the statement of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) about reference filed against tw0 judges, the special assistant said that the people, who attacked on the judiciary in the past, now are talking about the respect of judiciary. On the other hand, the former Punjab information minister said that the PML-N attacked on the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in the past.
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