CJP Bandial says will steer clear of economic intervention

ISLAMABAD (HRNW) Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial remarked on Monday that the court would not intervene in matters related to economy as it had no expertise to deal with it.

The top judge made the remarks when a three-member bench headed by him took up a case regarding privatisation of the Karachi Electric (KE). “We will not interfere in economic matters as we don’t have experience of it,” he said.

The CJP told the petitioner’s lawyer, Rashid Rizvi, that he could approach the relevant court in this regard. The lawyer requested the court to adjourn the hearing till next week.

The chief justice replied summer vacation would begin next week and judges should visit relevant registries to hear the cases. He said the court would resume hearing tomorrow (Tuesday).