LAHORE -- Chief Justice (CJ) Lahore High Court (LHC) has remarked Punjab government has devastated the entire system.
He gave these remarks while presiding of LHC bench during the course of hearing of petition on delegation of judicial powers to commissioners and deputy commissioners in the province Thursday.
The petitioner took the plea that separate powers have been devolved to the administration and judiciary under the constitution. But Punjab government has given powers of magistrate to commissioners and deputy commissioners through a notification. The notification by Punjab government on giving powers of magistrate to commissioners and deputy commissioners is in derogation of article 2 (a) and article 9 of the constitution.
He prayed the court to declare this notification of Punjab government on devolving powers of magistrate null and void.
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