CJP takes suo motu discover of ‘delay’ in Punjab, KP elections

Pakistan's top judge, CJP Umar Ata Bandial, notice, Punjab KP elections

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial has taken a suo motu discover of delay in elections for Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) assemblies, ARY News reported on Wednesday.

According to an announcement by the Supreme Court, CJP Umar Ata Bandial took the discover on a notice issued obtained from apex court docket registrar. “It was learnt that a month has been passed since the dissolution of two provincial assemblies”, CJP stated.

It stated the CJP would head a five-member bench presiding over the listening to for the case tomorrow (Thursday).

The improvement got here after President Dr Arif Alvi introduced April 9 because the date for holding basic elections for Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) assemblies. The introduced the date beneath part 57(2) of the structure.

In a letter written to Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sultan Sikandar Raja president Arif Alvi stated the structure doesn’t permit to exceed 90 days for holding elections after the dissolution of assemblies and he has taken the oath to defend and shield the structure.

The letter said that ECP and governor KP and Punjab will not be fulfilling their duties to carry elections inside 90 days and the president has introduced an election date to keep away from violation of the structure.


He stated that each the constitutional places of work are putting the ball in one another’s court docket, which is leading to delay and making a critical hazard to the structure. President Arif Alvi stated that it’s ECP’s duty to carry the election in 90 days and he began the method of significant session on the election date.

It is pertinent to say right here that the Punjab and KP assemblies had been dissolved on Jan 18 and Jan 14, respectively, after former prime minister Imran Khan had introduced to dissolve assemblies in an try and pressure the federal government to carry snap polls.

As per the Constitution of Pakistan, polls have to be held for the dissolved assemblies in 90 days.

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