Islamabad, November 23, 2012 (PPI-OT): Reference reports in the media regarding the return of review petition by Supreme Court in the Asghar Khan Case. It is clarified that the Federation of Pakistan through Secretary Ministry of Law and Parliamentary Affairs filed the review petition seeking review of Supreme Court’s judgment dated 19.10.2012 passed in HRC No. 19/1996 (Asghar Khan Case). The review petition was returned to the Advocate on Record on 17.11.2012 due to the following reasons:-
1. Security Challan amounting to Rs.10,000/- was not furnished which is essentially required in a Review Petition under Rule 7 of Order XXVI of Supreme Court Rules, 1980 and without which no review petition can be entertained.
2. Memo of Civil Review Petition is also signed by some other person whose name is not mentioned.
3. Upon Memo of Review Petition name of Mr. Omar Hassan Sajjad, Advocate was also mentioned as to have drawn/settled the Civil Review Petition, however, he is neither an Advocate of Supreme Court nor his attendance is marked upon the copy of order dated 19.10.2012 review of which is being sought.
The Advocate on Record removed all the objections and re-filed the review petition on 19.11.2012 but sought two weeks time for filing of paper books, which was allowed by the office of Registrar Supreme Court of Pakistan.
For more information, contact:
Shahid Hussain Kamboyo
Public Relations Officer
Supreme Court of Pakistan
Tel: +9251 920 4184
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