NA Speaker warns SC against interfering over encroaching upon Parliamentary domain

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Raja Pervez Ashraf, speaker of the National Assembly, has cautioned the Supreme Court that “others will also try to enter your domain” and advised them against doing so.

In an interview with a U.S. media source, Ashraf stated that if the higher judiciary finds the legislative process to be unworkable, it should take over.

According to Ashraf, elections should be abolished if parliament is forced to exercise its legislative power in accordance with the wishes of the Supreme Court or another high court.

How are you getting into the territory of the people’s chosen representatives, he asked? Others will try to enter your domain now that you’ve arrived.

He added that political concerns should never be brought before the court as it damages not only politics but also undermines the judiciary, while the top court should hear from all parties, the government should also avoid rigidity.

“Diversity in politics is necessary, but it’s dangerous in the Supreme Court,” he said.

According to the seasoned politician, lawmakers should independently settle any political disputes in the legislature or at any other venue.

General Asim Munir’s remarks and his clarity of thinking during the army chief’s speech at the closed-door session on national security, according to Ashraf, were quite comforting.

The army chief’s loyalty to the Constitution and faith in the power of the parliament, according to the speaker, were inspiring. He insisted that “the country needs ideas like this.”

The speaker said that there will not be any fresh anti-terrorism operations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa or Balochistan but that law enforcement had already been taking action against criminals.