Alvi questions 'timing' of legislation to curtail CJP's powers.

President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday questioned the 'timing' of the legislation aimed to clip powers of office of the chief justice of Pakistan to take suo motu notice in an individual capacity, saying that it could have been tabled at an appropriate time.

In an interview with a private news channel, the president to a query regarding approval of Supreme Court (Practice and Procedure) Bill 2023, replied: 'It's premature to say what I will decide'.

President Alvi noted that the bill could have been tabled at an appropriate time, considering the current situation. 'I would take a right decision over the said bill after receiving the final document,' he added.

He said that he had heard different analysis, opinions and discussions related to the judicial reforms and opined that it might be addressed after taking the judiciary into confidence as well.

Meanwhile, the president stressed that he had always played a role for the resolution of national issues and was now ready to make such efforts with 'crises resolution role' in the current situation.

The president observed that use of...

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