SC took 86 suo moto actions during last 5 years, Senate told

Islamabad: The Senate resumed its session in Islamabad Tuesday with Chairman Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari in the chair.

The house was informed that the Supreme Court took 86 suo moto actions during the last five years.

Law Minister Farooq H. Naek told the House that according to the information provided by Supreme Court, 53 cases have been disposed off while 33 are pending.

He said that during the last year 33737 cases of human rights were disposed off while 16331 are pending.

To a question, Minister of State for Communications Mir Dost Muhammad Mazari told the House that for providing connectivity to Gwadar Port three road projects have been completed while work on four other such projects is underway.

He said thirteen billion and five hundred twenty-seven million rupees have been incurred on these projects during the last five years.

To a question regarding the names of the superior courts judges having dual nationality, the Law Minister said that the Supreme Court was requested to provide requisite information.

He said in its reply the Supreme Court has said that neither the Constitution nor Code of Conduct prescribed for the judges of the Supreme Court place any embargo in this regard.

The Federal Shariat Court has informed that no judge of the Court holds dual nationality while the reply from the High Courts is awaited.

Minister for Postal Services Sardar Muhammad Umar Gorgeij in a written reply said that the government has taken a number of steps to improve the Postal Service in the country to facilitate the masses.

He said that 508 Post Offices have been established during the last five years.

Meanwhile, ANP members staged a walkout from the House over the law and order situation in Balochistan.

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