Ministers urge SC to take suo motu notice of ongoing turmoil in Punjab

Ministers urge SC to take suo motu notice of ongoing turmoil in Punjab

Lahore (Web Desk): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Saturday urged the Supreme Court (SC) to take a suo motu notice of ongoing political crisis in Punjab.

Addressing a press conference at Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) secretariat in Model Town along with Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, PML-N leader Attaullah Tarar and Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) leader Tariq Bashir Cheema, Minister for Aviation and Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique said  that that the Lahore High Court's (LHC) decision to reinstate Parvez Elahi does not meet the requirements of justice, adding that there are 'flaws' in it.

The minister said that that PML-N will most likely challenge the decision and that no institution can deviate from the Constitution.

He said that the LHC has given 18 days during which there is “fear of horse

“The present Punjab government is not an elected government but only based on a stay order,” he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said that the governor has the constitutional right to ask the CM to attain a vote of confidence if he plans to dissolve the provincial assembly to satisfy someone's ego.

The interior minister said that assemblies are constitutional institutions and should be respected and not 'turned into a joke'.

He said that that the court granted complete relief in the form of interim relief, adding that it is never the case that final relief is granted in interim relief.

Requesting the apex court to review the decision and take suo motu notice, the minister said that it is likely that the LHC's decision to restore Elahi will create legal, constitutional, and economic complications which will seriously affect the province.

The minister said that the current Punjab government does not have enough numbers and will not be able to take the vote of confidence, adding that if the provincial government dissolves the assembly by taking a vote of confidence, then provincial assembly elections will be held.

The minister reiterated that the party is fully prepared for the elections but demanded that the chief minister take a vote of confidence before dissolving the assembly.