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President Alvi’s letter a PTI’s press release: PM Shehbaz Sharif

PM Shehbaz Sharif chastises President Alvi for supporting 'one-sided, anti-govt' views

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has responded to the letter written to him by the President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi.

PM Sharif informed President Alvi on Sunday that his letter regarding the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa elections read like a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) press release which is “blatantly partisan in nature” and supports the Imran Khan-led party’s “one-sided and anti-government” views.

As reported, the premier’s reply comprised five pages and seven points, in response to the letter written by President Alvi on March 24.

Criticising President Alvi, PM Shehbaz said that the head of state followed former prime minister Imran Khan’s unconstitutional instructions by dissolving the National Assembly — which was deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court on April 7.

He added that President Alvi failed to fulfil the constitutional duty to administer the oath to him as the prime minister under Article 91, clause 5.

“Despite the foregoing and several other instances, where you actively worked towards undermining a constitutionally elected government, I have made all-out efforts to maintain a good working relationship with you. However, the contents of your letter, its tone and language have compelled me to respond to it,” the premier stated.

President Alvi on Friday had written a letter to PM Shehbaz, urging him to ensure the implementation of the Supreme Court’s orders in relation to the general elections in both provinces.

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