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PTI to file a reference against federal cabinet for rejecting SC verdict

PTI announces filing a reference against the federal cabinet for rejecting the SC verdict!

As reported, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to file a reference against the federal cabinet for rejecting the apex court’s verdict that ordered to hold the elections in Punjab on May 14.

PTI leader Fawad Chaudhary while talking to the media said that they would file a disqualification case if the declaration was not withdrawn.

“Those who rejected the SC verdict have negated the constitution. Those refusing the verdict can be sent to jail for three years,” he maintained.

He added that they are filing a case for cancelling the party registration of the PML-N.

Hours after the Supreme Court’s verdict in the poll delay case filed by the PTI, the federal government expressed its reservations over the verdict in the federal cabinet as well as in the National Assembly.

The centre said that the decision was “against the principle of propriety of justice” and would worsen the political crisis in the country.

PM Shehbaz Sharif, while speaking in the lower house of parliament later in the day, did not hesitate in equating the top court verdict with the “judicial murder” of late premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, pointing out that both had happened on April 4 — the day the PPP founder was hanged.

Sources revealed that the cabinet while gauging the situation arising out of the verdict, observed that the SC should not have gone into confrontational mode as there was no harm in forming a full court on the matter.

The crux of the discussion in the cabinet was that the government could not endorse the top court dictating the ECP to hold the polls while disregarding all the aspects raised by the ruling coalition, the source claimed.

A cabinet member said holding the elections was the responsibility of the ECP and it could not be dictated.

The news source has claimed that the government was currently waiting for President Dr Arif Alvi to approve the bill, which clips the CJP’s discretionary powers of initiating suo motu proceedings as well as forming benches and then moving ahead.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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