Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif on Friday demanded Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Bandial step down “instead of bringing more disasters to the nation”.
In a tweet, the former prime minister courts usually bring nations out of crises instead of pushing them into crisis. “I don’t know what kind of authority is used by CJP to impose a minority decision on the majority decision [of the Supreme Court].”
Criticising the SC verdict in the election delay case, he accused the CJP of pushing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s agenda by “disrespecting his post and the constitution”.
Separately, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Friday demanded the implementation of the Supreme Court’s “majority” verdict regarding elections.
The demand was made during the party’s core committee meeting, which was chaired by party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Asif Ali Zardari. The participants in the meeting decided that the honour and dignity of the court should not be undermined and the Supreme Court’s “majority” verdict regarding elections should be implemented.
PPP Secretary General Farhatullah Babar highlighted the need for continued dialogue among political parties, adding that closing the doors of discussions was not a viable solution.
This statement came after the PPP’s core committee meeting, which was chaired by party’s President Asif Ali Zardari.
“The PPP decides to approach all the parties in the coalition government for taking a joint position on the issue of dialogue among the political parties,” said a press release.
“The PPP believed that in the interest to ensure free and transparent elections, they should be held simultaneously on the same day across the country.”
The meeting was attended by former PM Yousuf Raza Gillani, Nayyer Bukhari, Naveed Qamar, Raza Rabbani, Qamar, Zaman Kaira, Sherry Rehman, CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah, Shazia Marri, Nisar Khuro, Muhammad Ali Shah Bacha, Humayun Khan, Faisal Karim Kundi, Akhunzada Chattan and Farhatullah Babar.
Meanwhile, Minister for Interior Rana Sana Ullah Khan on Friday asked the judiciary to constitute a full court bench to hear plea of political parties regarding elections.