Shehbaz Sharif rejects Supreme Court's decision: Will take support of the army to create pressure

Shehbaz Sharif rejects Supreme Court's decision: Will take support of the army to create pressure; There was an order to hold elections in two provinces

Apr 7, 2023 - 09:34
Shehbaz Sharif rejects Supreme Court's decision: Will take support of the army to create pressure

The conflict with the judiciary has now increased in Pakistan, which is facing an economic-political crisis. The latest clash stems from the Supreme Court's decision to hold elections in the country's largest province of Punjab on May 14. The cabinet led by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif overruled the Supreme Court's decision to hold elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
In this matter, Shahbaz also held a meeting with the leaders of the ruling coalition (PDM) in Islamabad on Thursday. To increase the pressure on the court, the Shahbaz government has also chalked out a strategy to take the army along. Under this, a meeting of the National Security Committee has now been called for Friday. Top military commanders will be involved in this.
Sitting in London, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif reacted sharply. He said that the Parliament should take contempt action against Chief Justice Bandial, Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Muneeb Akhtar.
He said that the Court has made the legislature almost inefficient and redundant. Sharif alleged that the judiciary is biased. Former army chiefs General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Faiz Hamid hatched a conspiracy to oust me from power in 2017 along with PTI chief Imran and Supreme Court judges- Saqib Nisar, Azmat Saeed Sheikh, Justice Ahsan Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Bandial. The government's ally Pakistan People's Party also demanded a review of the decision by forming a full bench of the Supreme Court.
Political analyst Ali Furkan told Dainik Bhaskar that in view of the current political scenario, the country's political atmosphere will be more fierce and violent in the coming days. He said the stand of the present government is clear that it is not in a position to hold elections until its top leader Nawaz Sharif returns.
Allies PDM parties are trying to delay these elections but it will not be possible for them continuously. Legal expert Mohiz Jafri says that since the government has 'acquired the right of appeal' through the law, it will file a review petition in the apex court and seek a 'full bench' hearing.
The court's decision was sharply criticized in the lower house of the Pakistani Parliament. The ruling coalition passed a resolution that the government should not implement the decision at any cost. The demand for a full bench of the court was reiterated to review the issue. At the same time, PTI leader Imran described the court's decision as historic.
Imran had planned to dissolve both assemblies in January when the government turned down the proposal to hold elections. President Arif Alvi set April 9 as the date for elections in both provinces. The Election Commission did not accept it. Then, taking suo motu cognizance, the Supreme Court ordered the Election Commission to announce the programme. The commission did not act on this. On this, the court again ordered on Tuesday.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer