The Supreme Court of Pakistan Thursday resumed hearing of the petitions challenging various clauses of the 18th Constitutional Amendment. Akram Sheikh Advocate, while arguing over the petition filed by his client Nadeem Ahmed, contended that the judiciarys authority to appoint judge was grabbed and the powers were being transferred to Law Minister, Attorney General and member of Bar Counsels, a private TV reported. The apex court's 17-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry, was hearing petitions against 18th Amendment. He argued that the constitutional reforms committee had not the mandate of constituting the commission for appointment of judges. He further said that in UK the judges were consulted when the law of the appointment of the judges was amended. But in Pakistan the recommendations were not invited from the law commission.