ISLAMABAD (Agencies) The Supreme Court on Monday maintained that indirect electoral system process for the reserved seats is flawed and this way the seats are distributed among certain specific families and no poor woman can even think of going to assembly. A 17-member larger bench of the SC headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry resumed the hearing of identical petitions seeking annulment of certain clauses of the 18th Amendment. There is no objection over the representation of women but objection is only on the electoral process. No poor woman is seen in the present assemblies. Seats are distributed among the women of certain specific families, Justice Javed Iqbal remarked. The present electoral system on reserved seats runs contrary to the democratic norms, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja observed. How will you undo this procedure when you have eliminated intra-party elections in political parties, Justice Raja Fayyaz remarked. Election on reserved seats is de facto. Common man even cannot even think he may reach the assembly, Justice Javed Iqbal said. The Attorney General apprised the SC bench that Mian Raza Rabbani, head of a constitutional reforms committee, was ready to appear before it. He told the bench after CJ Iftikhar asked him to consult Rabbani over the issue as he had been made respondent in one of the petitions heard by the bench. The AG said Rabbani was ready to appear after reopening of the Court next week. The CJ told him that they had to decide over the commencement of proceedings over the pending issue in the next week with regard to the new judicial year and they had to adjust other cases as well. Ahmed Raza Kasuri, senior lawyer, appearing to assist the court in his personal capacity, argued over various parts of the amendment. He referred to the framing of 1973 Constitution by the then Assembly and said that freedom was the essence of democracy. Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan, in his arguments over parliaments powers to amend, observed that at the time of passage of 1973 Constitution, Article 238 and Article 239 were also incorporated, giving powers to parliament to amend. Justice Javed Iqbal observed I do not think that this Court can play the role of a social reformer. To his arguments over Objectives Resolution in shape of Article 2A, Justice Jawwad S Khawja said that 1973 Assembly did not include it into constitution but there were certain commands in the preamble. Kasuri contended that Article 2A was incorporated because the apex Court had some reservations in Ziaur Rehmans case. No court ever passed any adverse remarks about the Objectives Resolution, he added. Justice Jawwad S Khawja remarked Objectives Resolution may be condominium of principles but to me, the Constitution is more important. Justice Javed Iqbal told Kasuri that serious question before them was whether an amendment could be struck down on the basis of Objectives Resolution? Kasuri replied that it was a matter of interpretation. He said Pakistan was created on the basis of two-nation theory which meant that there would be no other laws sans Islamic as enshrined in the Objectives Resolution.