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The development came after the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) in a meeting headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial unanimously approved elevating the Peshawar chief justice to the Supreme Court, officials said.
President Dr Arif Alvi claimed in his tweet that he did not sign the Official Secrets Amendment Bill, 2023 and the Pakistan Army Amendment Bill, 2023 as he disagreed with these laws. Ministers expressed 'grave concern' over Alvi's distancing from key laws.
Justice Isa term in office as the CJP will span 13 months, ending on Oct.25, 2024. Notably, Justice Isa is the second CJP to hail from Balochistan after Iftikhar Chaudhry.
'It is a majority consensus decision to telecast live," Isa said at the start of proceedings shown live by PTV. Previous attempts to broadcast proceedings live had been blocked by the court. The broadcast was shown uninterrupted by all major TV channels.