While talking to the media outside the SC building prior to the hearing, Rana Sanaullah said that they will boycott the court proceedings if full bench is not formed. “Hamza Shahbaz will not become a party in the case and it is not a threat.”

He said that the court had ruled about the party chief’s superior powers for giving instructions to the political party. Sanaullah said that the formation of full bench will end the controversy. The interior minister said that the top court is likely to hear the review petition of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) today or tomorrow.

He said that all political parties of Pakistan are present in the alliance [Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM)] and they are requesting for the formation of a full bench. Sanaullah added that they wanted to club all petitions besides hearing the petitions of the 25 dissident lawmakers.

“The 25 lawmakers had been deseated on the instructions of a party chief. We are now requesting for a full court bench which will increase the dignity of the court.”