The Supreme Court Bar Association filed a constitutional petition under Article 184/3
The decision of the Council of Common Interests to hold elections from new constituencies was challenged in the Supreme Court.
A constitutional petition was filed in the Supreme Court to suspend the notification of the Council of Common Interests to hold the general elections in 90 days and approve the release of the new census.
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Supreme Court Bar Association President Abid Zuberi filed a constitutional petition under Article 184/3 against the decisions of the Council of Common Interests.
In the petition filed by the Supreme Court Bar, it has been requested that the Election Commission be directed to conduct the general elections within 90 days.
The Supreme Court Bar Association has adopted the position in its petition that the participation of the caretaker chief ministers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab in the Common Interests Council meeting should be declared illegal. The purpose of seeking approval for the release of the census is to delay the elections.
The petition said that the notification of the Council of Common Interests approving the release of the new census should be suspended, holding elections within ninety days after the dissolution of premature assemblies is a fundamental part of the constitution, while delaying the general elections of national and provincial assemblies is sabotaging the constitution. is equivalent to
It was argued in the petition that the caretaker chief ministers of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa failed to fulfill the constitutional requirement of holding elections within 90 days. The task of conducting elections according to the constitution and law.
According to the petition, the caretaker chief ministers could not exercise their powers like the elected chief ministers and were not eligible to participate in the meeting of the Council of Common Interests. The status of the governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is illegal, the purpose of notifying the new census is nothing but delaying the election.
In the constitutional petition, the Federation, the four provincial governments, the Secretary of the Common Interests Council and the Election Commission were made parties.