The Chief Justice has said that 63A cannot be read alone. Justice Mandokhel and Justice Nazir Alam have disagreed.
The Chief Justice has said that the vote of deviant members cannot be cast and will not be counted. Deviant members will not be disqualified for life. It is time to legislate regarding deviant members.
The question of preventing deviation in the future was referred back to the President by the court.
It may be mentioned here that a five-member larger bench headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial heard the presidential reference regarding the interpretation of Article 63A in the Supreme Court.
He was supposed to give his opinion on the presidential reference at 5.30 pm but it has been delayed