SIMULTANEOUS ELECTIONS: GOVT REQUESTS MORE TIME FOR NEGOTIATIONS
ISLAMABAD: The federal government has sought more time for negotiations from the Supreme Court (SC) for developing consensus on the same-day elections in Pakistan, ARY News reported.
For three days, the coalition government and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf attempted to resolve the conflict.
The case is being heard by a three-judge panel of the Supreme Court, which includes Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan, and Justice Munib Akhtar.
Farooq H. Naek read the coalition government’s statement to the Supreme Court at the beginning of the hearing. According to Naek, circular debate has increased by 125 percent, and Pakistan’s debt has increased to 78 percent.
According to Naek, the national economy suffered a $31 billion loss as a result of last year’s floods. He also said that before the NA could be dissolved, the IMF agreement and Trade Policy needed to be approved.
The government and PTI agreed to hold simultaneous elections in the nation, according to the PPP lawyer, but the date of the dissolution of the assemblies has not yet been decided upon.
Although both sides displayed flexibility during the discussions, he added that more time was required for negotiations.
The political issue should be resolved by the political leadership, according to CJP Umar Ata Bandial. We are hearing about the legal issue.
The CJP noted that the federal budget and negotiations with the IMF are currently significant issues. CJP noted that the government wants to play politics with the situation.
The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) said, “We have taken the oath to protect the constitution in front of Allah,” and added that they would not respond to political statements.
The government did not treat the situation seriously from the outset, the top judge remarked. We won’t think twice about making any “sacrifices” in order to put the constitution into effect.
The government is bound to implement the decision of the Supreme Court, CJP Umar Ata Bandial remarked.