According to Pakistan’s official media, services of private airlines can also be obtained if reasonable transport fares are offered.
Pakistan’s Caretaker Minister for Religious Affairs Aneeq Ahmed said on Sunday that private airlines are likely to be hired for next year’s Hajj.
According to Pakistan’s official media, Minister for Religious Affairs Aneeq Ahmed was addressing the Hajj workshop ceremony in Karachi on Sunday.
On this occasion, he said that private airlines can be hired for Hajj next year to provide facilities to the pilgrims.
This statement of the Minister of Religious Affairs has come at a time when the management of Pakistan Airlines (PIA) has confirmed the decision to ground the planes due to the financial crisis.
On the other hand, last week Pakistan’s Caretaker Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar directed to speed up the process of privatization of PIA.
According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office in Islamabad on Thursday, September 13, Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar had directed the relevant authorities to speed up the process of privatization of PIA.
However, according to Radio Pakistan, Caretaker Minister for Religious Affairs Aneeq Ahmed told private tour organizers in Karachi that the government is making all efforts to provide facilities to Pakistani pilgrims.
He said that ‘Pakistani pilgrims should be provided with all the facilities like accommodation, transport and catering at low cost.’
According to PTV News, Caretaker Minister for Religious Affairs Aneeq Ahmed also said that ‘we stand with the Hajj operators and will protect their interests in every possible way.’
Aneeq Ahmed said that a kind of scarf will be made for Pakistani women during the Hajj so that they can be easily identified while this year the bags of the pilgrims will have a QR code to protect their belongings.
This year, more than 81,000 Pakistanis had the privilege of performing Hajj under the official Hajj, while others got the facilities of private tour operators.
Supreme Court Pakistan : Practice and Procedure Act hearing today, full court bench constituted
The new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Qazi Faiz Isa, constituted a full court to hear constitutional petitions against the Practice and Procedure Act.
The new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Qazi Faiz Isa, constituted a full court to hear constitutional petitions against the Supreme Court Practice and Procedure Act.
According to the roster released by the Supreme Court Registrar’s Office, the full court will hear the matter today.
The new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Qazi Faiz Isa, decided to form a full court after taking the oath of office on Sunday.
According to the notification issued under the signature of Registrar Supreme Court Jazeela Islam, 15 judges of the Supreme Court will be part of the full court hearing.
Background to the Practice and Procedure Act
On March 28, 2023, a special meeting of the Federal Cabinet decided to legislate for judicial reforms after which the Federal Cabinet approved the draft to regulate the automatic notice of the Supreme Court.
After getting the approval of the National Assembly and the Senate, the bill was sent to President Arif Alvi, but the President sent the bill back without signing it.
The President of Pakistan sent the bill back on April 8 and said that ‘in hindsight, this bill is beyond the authority of the Parliament.’
Later, on April 10, after the joint session of Parliament passed the bill, it was again sent to the President for his signature.
According to the notification issued by the National Assembly Secretariat on April 21, the bill to reduce the power of the Chief Justice to issue notices and constitute benches had become a formal law.
However, the eight-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by the outgoing Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandial, suspended this act on April 13.
In April itself, a number of constitutional petitions were filed in the Supreme Court against the bill, in which the stand was adopted that ‘Parliament has no constitutional power to interfere in the affairs of the Supreme Court, Articles 191 and 142 of the Constitution, 70 and Entry 55 Federal Under the Legislative List, the Parliament has no jurisdiction over Supreme Court matters. Supreme Court Rules have been made since 1980.
According to the petitions, the National Assembly, the Senate and all others have their own rules which they have made themselves, if the right of appeal is not given under Article 184/3 of the Constitution, then it cannot be given under the Act.
The petitions further said that ‘the power to constitute a bench rests with the Chief Justice, the Supreme Court has set standards regarding its judgments and the issue of suo motu notices, this law is in conflict with fundamental rights.
“The bill is based on malice, this bill is a fraud against the constitution, so the court should declare the bill invalid and stop the President from signing the bill and keep the bill suspended until the court proceedings.”
The Federal Government, the President and others were made parties in the petition. The bench that heard the matter was headed by former Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandial, while the other judges of the bench included Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan, Justice Muneeb Akhtar, Justice Mazahar Ali Naqvi, Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar, Justice Ayesha Malik, Justice Hasan Azhar Rizvi. And Justice Shahid Waheed was involved.
According to the draft of the bill, three senior judges of the Supreme Court will decide on suo motu notice, it is proposed to give the right to file an appeal within 30 days on the decision of suo motu notice, hearing within fourteen days of filing the appeal. must be set for
On April 10, the Supreme Court Practice and Procedure Bill introduced by the then Prime Minister Nazir Tarar was passed by Mufta Rai in a joint session of Parliament.
The Supreme Court Practice and Procedure Bill 2023 passed by the federal government on April 12 regarding the powers of the Chief Justice of Pakistan was challenged in the Islamabad High Court.
On April 13, the Supreme Court had temporarily stayed the implementation of the ‘Supreme Court Practice and Procedure Bill 2023’ related to reducing the powers of the Chief Justice of Pakistan.
However, on April 21, the Supreme Court (Practice and Procedure) Bill, 2023 regarding judicial reforms was passed by itself after the constitutional period of re-approval by the President after Parliament passed.