Constitution amendment bill to be passed today

The Constitution (Sixteenth Amendment) Bill probably passes into a law on Wednesday as it is included as an agenda for the parliamentary session of the day.

sangsad bhabanThe amendment will restore parliament’s power to remove Supreme Court judges for ‘misconduct or incapacity’.Parliament Secretary Ashraful Mokbul on Tuesday evening said that the bill will be passed on Wednesday.

On September 7, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Haque tabled the bill in parliament with a proposal for amending different sections of Article 96 of the constitution regarding impeachment of the Supreme Court judges.

-Prothom Alo