ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) has deferred proceedings in former chief justice (CJ) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry’s bullet proof vehicle case until Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) verdict on intra-court appeal of the government.
A three-member bench headed by Justice Saqib Nisar heard the case today.
Attorney General informed the court that hearing of government’s appeal in the high court is scheduled on February 4. He requested the court to defer the case until IHC’s verdict in the matter.
The Supreme Court has directed the high court to hear the case on daily basis in order to conclude the case.
On January 26, the Supreme Court had summoned a reply from the Law Ministry to in Chaudhry’s bullet proof vehicle and security protocol case.
The court ordered Attorney General to inform about progress in intracourt appeal filed in the high court.
The bench led by Justice Nisar had stated on Tuesday that from prima facie of the case, the high court was not authorized to provide vehicle and security to Chaudhry.
A government-owned car is in use of the former chief justice for the past two years despite his retirement.
Chaudhry heads a political party named Pakistan Justice and Development Party. A political leader is not allowed by the law to use government provided security unless the party forms the government.