The reaction of the Ministry of Law and Justice came out on the statement of the President of Pakistan
The Ministry of Law and Justice has said on President Arif Alvi’s statement that the President deliberately delayed the approval, if he had to point out something, he would have sent the bill with his opinion, now he should take responsibility for his actions. .
The Ministry of Law and Justice has expressed concern over President Arif Alvi’s denial of the Official Secret Act and the Army Amendment Bill and said that the President should take responsibility for his actions.
The Law Ministry has issued a statement that when a bill is sent, the President has 2 options, either he gives assent or sends the matter to Parliament, Article 75 and no third option.
The Ministry of Law and Justice says that neither option was pursued in this case, and President Arif Alvi deliberately delayed the passage of the bills.
The Law Ministry has said that there is no scope in the Constitution to send back the bill without any opinion, if the President had to point out something, he would have sent back the bill with his opinion, and sent back the bill as it is. Have been sending recently and in the past.
The Ministry of Law says that the President could have issued a press release in this regard, but the worrying thing is that he himself wanted to spoil the reputation of his office, he should take responsibility for his actions.
I did not sign the bills, the staff took the order
It should be noted that President Arif Alvi said in his tweet some time ago that I did not sign the Official Secrets Amendment Bill and the Pakistan Army Amendment Bill, I disagree with these laws.
The President said that I asked my staff to return the bill, and to return the unsigned bills within a specified time to render them ineffective, but the staff deviated from my wishes and The order was violated.