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Supreme Court withdraws order to open markets


Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

08th Jun, 2020. 07:58 pm
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The Supreme Court withdrew the order to open the markets on Saturday and Sunday.

According to details, a four-member bench headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed heard the Corona suo motu notice case in the Supreme Court.

During the hearing, the Attorney General appeared in court and took the position that the federal government was taking corona protection measures and would now ensure compliance with the Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs).

The chief justice remarked that the government had not yet passed legislation to protect Coronavirus, to which the attorney general replied that legislation had been enacted by the provinces.

On the words of the Attorney General, the Chief Justice said that there should be legislation at the national level for protection from COVID-19, the legislation at the national level would be applicable to the whole country.

Continuing his remarks, the Chief Justice remarked that if all the institutions of the country can function then why not the Parliament, nothing has happened in terms of law in the country while urgent laws have been enacted in China to deal with the pandemic.

Justice Ejaz-ul-Hassan said that it is not known where the number of coronavirus patients will go, Corona does not discriminate in any province, it is killing people, the federal government should play a leading role in this matter, the federal government should legislate to fight against coronavirus.

The Chief Justice further said that the court is talking about the rights of the people, protection of people’s lives is the most fundamental right, people’s lives are in danger in the current situation, people will not be protected through press conference, and protection of people will be done by law and its implementation.

The NDMA member said that Corona patients have crossed one lac, 100 corona testing labs have been set up, on which the Chief Justice said that how can there be only 100 labs for 220 million people? What are you talking about? What will happen to 100 labs, so labs should be in Karachi only.

Referring to the NDMA, the Chief Justice said that the work will be done by law and not by will.

Also Read: PM urges nation to follow SOPs to avoid coronavirus catastrophe

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