The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of petitions against certain clauses in the 18th Amendment, a private TV reported. A 17-judge full court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry heard the petitions. During the hearing, judges remarked that the Charter of Democracy (CoD) had no legal status. They further said that the constitutional scheme does not separate the judiciary from the legislature. In his arguments, Supreme Court Bar Association's lawyer Hamid Khan stated that the concept of the judicial commission for judges' appointment had been taken from the CoD. In response, Justice Javed Iqbal remarked that the CoD had no legal status. Meanwhile, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said that a resolution to constitute the judicial commission was approved by the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC). To that, Hamid Khan responded that the Law Minister and the Attorney-General were not included in the commission approved by the PBC. Moreover, Justice Shakirullah Jan said the constitutional scheme referred to the separation of judiciary from administration but not from legislature. Earlier, during the hearing, Chief Justice Iftikhar said that the National Assembly had the authority to re-write the constitution and questioned the changes in clauses regarding the judiciary. The Supreme Court will also be hearing petitions seeking review of the apex court's NRO verdict today.