LAHORE: Expressing no confidence in the three-member Supreme Court bench hearing the case pertaining to the postponement of elections in Punjab, the coalition partners of the sitting government demanded that the court proceedings be terminated by accepting the four-judge majority judgment of the suo motu no. 1/2023.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif chaired a virtual consultative meeting of the coalition partners that discussed the overall situation and different options to tackle future challenges.

Federal Law Minister apprised the participants about legal issues concerning the case pending in the Supreme Court.

The meeting expressed no confidence in the three-member bench headed by the chief justice and demanded that the present court proceedings be terminated by accepting the four-judge majority judgment of the suo motu no. 1/2023.

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The meeting observed that sad fact is that the chief justice of the Supreme Court wants to impose the decision of the minority on the decision of the majority. This conduct is not only a serious constitutional and political crisis in the country but also a clear example of deviation from the Constitution and prevailing legal procedures, which is also a clear violation of the basic concept of the division of powers of the state.

Leaders of the ruling coalition parties have demanded that general elections should be held on the same day across the country.

Former President Asif Ali Zardari, PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Maryam Nawaz Sharif and others attended the meeting virtually.

All the leaders agreed that it is the basic constitutional requirement to conducting impartial, transparent and free elections in the country and deviation from which will plunge the country into a disastrous political crisis.

The participants of the meeting expressed no confidence in the three-member bench headed by the Chief Justice and demanded that the present court proceedings be terminated by accepting the four-judge majority judgment. The participants also supported the recent legislation of the Parliament and stated that the obstacles in the way of justice have been removed by this legislation.

The meeting urged all stakeholders to respect the parliament’s supremacy.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar briefed the participants of the meeting on the economic situation of the country.

Sources claimed that the PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif also joined the meeting and shared his views on the present situation arising out due to case in the Supreme Court.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2023

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KhanRA Apr 02, 2023 03:46am
They destroy the economy, destroy any change of reelection in a free election, so they’ll try to keep power however they can. This my friends, is happening right before your very eyes.
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Parvez Apr 02, 2023 11:50am
That's like saying " we trust the court only when they rule in our favour ".....is that not ridiculous.
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Miannawazshit Apr 02, 2023 02:23pm
People dying in the queues to get atta to eat. This is what the atom bomb possessing country has been reduced to by these weirdos. They do not care how the poor are dying or existing from day to day as long as their wealth is secured and multiplied. The poor have to rise some day. Maybe now is the time.
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Tulukan Mairandi Apr 02, 2023 03:36pm
Whole nation has no trust in cabal of crooks
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John Apr 02, 2023 04:47pm
Long live Crooks & Corrupt Inc! No hope for real change in sight!
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BK Apr 02, 2023 05:58pm
This is a soft coup. Such blatant disregard of rule of law, violation of the constitution and human rights, and harassment of opposition political parties cannot happen without the blessing of the neutrals. My friends, we are under a military rule, that came from a soft coup
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KU Apr 03, 2023 07:15pm
........and the nation does not trust the usual suspects with a single motive and rogues who are suspects and on bail.
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