ISLAMABAD: During a hearing of the Bhutto reference on Wednesday, Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry said that there should be no ambiguity over the fact that there was no chance of the re-establishment of military courts, DawnNews reported.
Earlier, addressing a gathering in Karachi, Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif had said that his party would again establish military courts in Sindh if voted to power in the next general election.
The chief justice said that “while we are here, all matters would be handled constitutionally”.
Moreover, during today’s proceedings, Advocate-General Sindh said that the presidential reference did not call for a reopening of the case and that the reference only sought the court’s recommendation on the issue.
The advocate general also said that the court should give its opinion on the decision against Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
Furthermore, Justice Sarmad Jalal Usmani said that there was no example of reopening a case in the subcontinent. Whereas, the chief justice said that if cases were reopened, then more and more people would demand to reopen other cases.