Five-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, issued notices to Attorney General of Pakistan Irfan Qadir. The bench ruled that it should first get clarification on whether any intra-court appeal (ICA) could be heard against an interim order or not. The bench included Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Muhammad Athar Saeed and Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman.
“I have heard your arguments but I am still not satisfied whether the ICA was maintainable or not. An appeal is accepted against a final order and not an interim order,” observed Justice Saqib Nisar.
The SCP urged the counsel to present firm evidence in support of his arguments on the petition’s maintainability. The case was later adjourned till Friday (today). Meanwhile, the apex court heard another intra-court appeal in another contempt of court case against former Interior Minister Rehman Malik.