SC refuses to admit plea against registrar
04 March, 2013
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has refused to entertain a petition against its registrar, Dr Faqir Hussain, saying that scandalous language is used in it.
Shahid Orkazai flied the petition last week and requested the court to restrain Dr Hussain from performing his duties and appoint another officer in lieu of him until the decision on the three-year-old case related to the disqualification of the incumbent Punjab chief minister, Shahbaz Sharif.
Talking to our sources, applicant Shahid Orkazai said that he had challenged the Supreme Court office's objection over his petition because he had no intention to scandalise the judiciary. The applicant has also expressed concern that his three-year-old case related to the disqualification of the incumbent Punjab chief minister would be ineffective after ten days, as all the assemblies would be dissolved.
It must be noted that Orkazai moved the petition under Article 184 (3) of the constitution, calling attention of the court to the conduct of its registrar in relation to a particular electoral matter against Shahbaz Sharif which is pending before the court since 2009. He also said that this case against the incumbent Punjab chief minister might become infructuous if the term of the provincial assembly of Punjab expires within the next few weeks.
The petitioner has questioned whether any person in the service of Pakistan can support or defend any political party. "Whether any officer of this court can postpone or delay an electoral matter only to the advantage of any political party," he has asked in the petition.