Supreme Court of Pakistan

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The Supreme Court (Urdu: عدالت عظمیٰ) (abbreviated as the SCP) is the apex court in Pakistan's judicial hierarchy, the final arbiter of legal and constitutional disputes.

The Supreme Court has a permanent seat in Islamabad. It also has a number of Branch Registries in 4-5 major cities where cases are heard. It has a number of de jure powers which are outlined in the Constitution. Through several periods of military rule and constitutional suspensions, the court has also established itself as a de facto check on military power.

In addition, it has also been active as a 'watchdog' in checking political corruption and abuse of power in recent times.