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CJP says SC to offer opinion on Senate polls if reference not withdrawn

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CJP says SC to provide opinion on Senate polls if reference not withdrawn

If the federal government doesn’t take again the presidential reference on open poll voting within the Senate elections, the Supreme Court docket will give its opinion, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed stated Tuesday.

Headed by CJP Gulzar Ahmed, the apex court docket’s bench heard the case, whereas on the federal government’s behalf, Lawyer Basic of Pakistan Khalid Jawed Khan argued.

The CJP, through the listening to, stated that if the federal authorities doesn’t withdraw its presidential reference, then the SC would give its opinion.

“The court has to give its opinion on whether the constitution needs to be amended or not to change the secret balloting method,” he stated.

The chief justice requested “what is so important about open and secret balloting and why are others not agreeing? What are the consequences if the vote is sold?”

Responding to the highest decide’s query, the lawyer common stated: “Such an act would come under corrupt practice — and a member of the assembly is disqualified under the law for corrupt practices.”


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