Reference against CJP, two other judges under consideration: Sana

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Interior curate tells Imran to marque nonstop interaction with PDM leaders if funny successful holding negotiations

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Federal Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah.—File photograph


Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has said the authorities is considering filing a judicial notation against 3 judges of the Supreme Court, including the Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial, who are proceeding the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) petition against postponement of elections successful Punjab.

The connection comes amid a deepening judicial situation successful the country, with judges of the apex tribunal divided connected the constitution of benches proceeding cardinal governmental cases—including the 1 implicit drawback polls successful Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces, wherever erstwhile premier curate Imran Khan had dissolved assemblies earlier this twelvemonth successful a bid to unit aboriginal elections.

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court had ordered polls to beryllium held successful the 2 provinces wrong 90 days of the dissolution of the 2 provincial assemblies, which falls by April 30. However, the National Assembly passed a caller instrumentality this week to curtail the discretionary powers of the main justice, a determination that escalated the enactment betwixt the higher judiciary and the conjugation government.

"We tin bring references against the judges against whom we person reservations," helium said successful an interrogation connected Express News programme 'Center Stage' on Saturday.

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Sanaullah said that portion helium and his colleagues clasp heavy respect for the 3 judges connected the bench, they person reservations astir the scope of their rulings, hinting that a notation whitethorn beryllium filed against these judges.

"We person superior concerns. We whitethorn sermon filing notation against the judges," helium added.

Sanaullah predicted that the PTI would yet scope retired to everyone, contempt their doctrine of not engaging with definite individuals. "We volition bring them to a constituent that they volition beryllium forced to [kneel and] clasp everyone’s feet," helium added.

He further stated that erstwhile premier curate Imran Khan has not personally extended immoderate offers for negotiations, and immoderate connection made by others clasp nary significance.

"If Imran Khan is funny successful holding negotiations, helium should marque nonstop interaction with Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Asif Zardari, oregon Shehbaz Sharif," helium said.

The interior curate stated that portion the Dawn leaks whitethorn person been a factor, determination were galore different reasons for the PML-N government's downfall during its erstwhile tenure. He alleged that the ‘leaks’ were portion of a conspiracy, and the then-establishment was progressive successful it, adding that erstwhile service main General (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa was present revealing the truth.

He alleged that erstwhile main justness Saqib Nisar, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, and different judges presently connected the Supreme Court seat had conspired against his party.

Rana Sanaullah besides discussed the PDM gathering connected Saturday and said that the heads of each conjugation parties were present, including Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) person Asif Zardari who participated via video nexus from Dubai.

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According to him, it was unanimously decided during the gathering that the proceedings of the three-member seat were “illegal and unconstitutional”.

He said that determination were nary dissenting opinions expressed during the meeting, adding that the PPP enactment is successful afloat statement with the PDM.

Sanaullah said that determination was nary request to instrumentality suo moto announcement connected the lawsuit regarding the elections and requested the tribunal to disregard the petition.

He said that orders lacking a law and ineligible ground would not beryllium binding. Expressing reservations, the PML-N person said that different Supreme Court seat had ruled that suo moto announcement cannot beryllium taken until rules were framed, yet the existent seat was continuing proceedings.

"The bench, which began arsenic a nine-member panel, is present reduced to a three-member minority," helium said.

Responding to a question astir a imaginable PML-N boycott of the elections, Sanaullah remarked that if elections are not scheduled yet, past however tin determination beryllium a boycott oregon resignations. He said that their enactment has a nationalist mandate until August 16, aft which the caretaker setup would behaviour elections.

Speaking astir the anticipation of protests by the PTI, the interior curate said that helium would marque matters for the PTI adjacent much miserable than it was connected May 25, adding that helium believes the concern needs to beryllium dealt with much strictly. Sanaullah emphasised that immoderate enactment taken by the authorities volition travel the law.

He further stated that the cases filed against individuals belonging to the PTI were not based connected mendacious charges. For instance, helium said, cases against individuals progressive successful the Judicial Complex and Zaman Park incidents were lone filed owed to their ain actions.

Regarding the economy, Rana Sanaullah criticised Imran Khan again for the country's economical downturn. He expressed assurance that the authorities would win successful alleviating the load connected the communal antheral and bringing the system backmost connected track.

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