A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faiz Isa heard the case.
“The court will hear arguments and decide the matter on October 16”, the court announced. “No video link facility will be available on Oct 16, all sides have to arrive in Islamabad to present their arguments,” the court added.Earlier, CJP Qazi Faez Isa turned down a request for time from the Attorney General. “Attorney General should prepare for case in half hour,” the bench said.“The AG has not been put on notice in this case, he himself wants to present arguments,” AAG Aamir Rehman said while seeking time for the AG.“It is okay, if you, yourself in writing say that Aamir Rehman is ineligible to present arguments. We could not become such rude,” CJP said. “I see Aamir Rehman an eligible lawyer able to present arguments in case before the court himself,” Justice Isa remarked.“There is a pile of cases against power prices,” the CJP observed. Justice Faez Isa ordered the AAG to prepare arguments in the case within half hour while announcing to hear the case after 11:30am.Inflated power bills triggered country-wide protests from Karachi to Khyber recently which turned violent in some parts of the country.