According to reports, Advocate Shah Jahan on Saturday filed the application under article 99 of the Constitution, noting that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s order to restore judges was unconstitutional as there was no provision in the Constitution for restoring the deposed judges.
The application contended restoration of the judges under excutive order was in complete violation of the Constitution. However, it was yet to be accepted or rejected for hearing by the court registrar.
It is to mention here that the SC judges were restored in 2009 after a prolonged struggle by lawyers political parties and civil society.
The plea comes at a time when the Supreme Court is all set to convict Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for not implementing its orders on NRO case on Monday.