Pak parliament rejects SC order to conduct snap polls in Punjab

Islamabad : Amid a relentless tussle between Pakistan’s state institutions , the country’s National Assembly on Thurs day rejected through a resolution the Supreme Court’s verdict directing the government to hold elections next month in Punjab , the country’s most populous province governed by a caretaker setup .

On April 4 , a three – member SC bench headed by Chief Jus tice Umar Ata Ban dial had nullified the Election Commission of Pakistan’s decision to delay p province .

The governing coalition parties in the lower house of parliament urged PM Shahbaz Sharif not to abide by the apex court’s ruling .

The resolution against the SC verdict was pre pared collectively by coalition parties of the incumbent government and moved by Kha lid Magi , a Baluchistan Awa mi Party legislator who is considered one of the military’s pawns in parliament . The NA expressed concern over ” inter refence in political matters ” , saying such judgments were creating anarchy in the country and paving the way for division in the federating units .

MNA Mohsin Lehar the Imran Khan – led PTI , while opposing the resolution , and asked : ” Are we committing contempt of court ? ” ” The constitution prohibits speaking against the judiciary in the Ho use , ” he said . He added that in passing the resolution the house has ” collectively committed contempt of court ” and war need that a ” war ” with the SC would be ” very dangerous ” .

The government’s reliance to implement the SC’s ruling on polls in Punjab has now sparked a constitutional crisis .

Home Facebook Tour Graphic Design Grocery Karnataka Rishikesh Dandeli Fashion





Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *