| GEO Pakistan|
| SC hears pleas against 18th Amendment|
| Updated at: 0958 PST, Monday, May 24, 2010|
ISLAMABAD: A 17-member larger bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has begun hearing of petitions challenging certain provisions of the 18th Amendment on Monday.
The bench comprises Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, Justice Nasirul Mulk, Justice Raja Fayyaz, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali, Justice Mahmood Akhtar Siddiqui, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Anwar Jamali, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain, Justice Rahmat Hussain Jafferi, Justice Tariq Parvez, Justice Saqib Nisar, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday.
The petitions were filed by the Supreme Court Bar President Qazi Anwar, Pakistan Lawyers’ Forum, Ijazul Haq, Al-Jehad Trust etc. The attorney general of Pakistan and the four advocates general will appear on notice.
The bench will also hear review petition of the NRO verdict of the Supreme Court.