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A Supreme Court lawyer today filed a writ petition with the High Court challenging the legality of constitutional provisions that empowered the president to appoint SC judges and control the lower court judges.

Advocate Eunus Ali Akond submitted the petition praying to the HC to declare Article 95 (2) and 116 of the Constitution illegal.Article 95 (2) of the Constitution has empowered the president to appoint SC judges in consultation with the chief justice and Article 116 has allowed the president to give appointment of lower court judges and to promote them and granting their leave, he said in the petition.

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