ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday heard the last contentions on PTI’s appeal against defer in elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhaw and held its decision for this situation until Tuesday.
Boss Equity Umar Ata Bandial said during the conference that certain individuals believed their number one appointed authorities should choose this case.
The Supreme Court resumed hearing PTI’s appeal challenging the delay in elections earlier in the day. The case was heard by a bench of three, which included Chief Justice Bandial, Justice Munib Akhtar, and Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan. Justices Jamal Khan Mandokhail and Amin-ud-Din Khan, both members of the Supreme Court, withdrew from each subsequent hearing of this case last week.
PPP counsel declined to answer Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial’s question about whether they had boycotted the proceedings. Justice Akhtar made the observation that the ruling alliance had a meeting about a boycott in the last 48 hours. Supreme Court will not rule till tomorrow on PTI’s plea for an election delay.
If PPP wanted to be a part of the proceedings, the Chief Justice asked for written assurances.
During the hearing, the Chief Justice asked how the Elections Commission could postpone the date of the elections and was told that only the Supreme Court could do so.
He then, at that point, asked Principal legal officer what guidelines he had gotten, adding that the public authority can’t blacklist the procedures. AGP Awan responded that the Constitution governs government operations and that the electoral watchdog has the authority to postpone the election date.
CJP said that the order court’s hearing is in the public interest and that judges have different opinions. In addition, he stated that each and every judge concurred that the chief justice possessed the authority to form benches.
As the Supreme Court began hearing the elections delay case earlier, the ruling alliance objected to a three-member bench.
The remaining appeals will be dismissed if the ECP’s order is upheld, according to Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan, who emphasized that the ECP was obligated to implement the court’s verdict.
Boss Equity Bandial commented that regulation didn’t permit anybody to defer surveys, adding just the court can expand the date.
Today, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s petition against the delay in elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be heard by a three-member bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
After Justices Mandukhel and Amin Ud din recused themselves from hearing the bench, the special bench, which includes Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan, and Justice Muneeb Akhtar, will begin hearing the case. The interior and finance secretaries had been summoned by the supreme court.