No ambiguity in Constitution on elections in 90 days, says SC

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The Supreme Court has said that the Constitution mandates elections to be held in 90 days, there is no ambiguity in the constitution.

SC further added that it is only the responsibility of the Election Commission to conduct transparent elections.

The Supreme Court heard the CCPO Lahore Ghulam Mehmood Dogar transfer case.

Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan asked the counsel, “There was an order of the Supreme Court, yet why the CCP was changed? What was the hurry to transfer Ghulam Mehmood Dogar?”

The counsel for the Punjab government said that Ghulam Mehmood Dogar was replaced for the second time with the permission of the Election Commission.

Justice Ijazul Ahsan said what is the role of the Election Commission in the change of officers?

Additional Advocate General Punjab said that permission was taken from the Election Commission due to the caretaker setup in Punjab.

“According to the constitution, elections are to be held within 90 days after the caretaker setup comes,” a Lawyer of the Punjab Government said.

Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan said, “The constitution mandates to hold elections in 90 days, it is the responsibility of the Election Commission to conduct elections, if the elections are not held within the stipulated time, then the constitution will be violated, there is no ambiguity in the constitution regarding the elections in 90 days. If so, it will apply with solid reasons, the Election Commission is bound to issue an appropriate order after examining the reasons.”