Appointing SC judges: HC postpones its order on president's power
The High Court yesterday adjourned passing an order on the writ petition that challenged legality of constitutional provisions allowing the president to appoint Supreme Court judges and control lower court judges' promotions and postings.
The HC bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Mohammad Ullah passed the adjournment order, saying that this court would examine more statements of the petition as they were involved with constitutional issues.
Petitioner Eunus Ali Akond, also a Supreme Court lawyer, told The Daily Star that the court kept the order “stand over”, which means the HC adjourned passing order on the petition. The court will pass the order on the petition any day, he said.
On November 3, Eunus petitioned the HC to declare the constitutional provisions illegal that empower the president.