- Urges President to exercise Constitutional power to fix polls date
- Reiterates free, fair, timely polls sole solution to political, economic problems
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Spokesperson on Wednesday said that PTI fully supported the Constitutional demand of the Country’s legal fraternity to hold the general elections within the stipulated 90 days as the nation has already rejected the efforts of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to suspend the constitution and delay the polls under the pretext of conducting fresh delimitation of constituencies.
In a statement, the PTI Spokesperson stated that there was a complete consensus in the nation on holding elections within 90 days after the premature dissolution of assemblies.
The Spokesperson said that the Supreme Court (SC) gave a very clear and unambiguous interpretation of the said article of the Constitution relating to the period of elections, which was 90 days in case of premature dissolution of the assemblies.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader said that the legal experts adopted consensual approach regarding the authority of the President under the Constitution to determine the date of the elections.
The PTI Spokesperson stated that the entire nation strongly rejected the efforts of the electoral body to suspend the constitution and delay the polls under the guise of conduct new delimitations.
Further, he made it clear that the caretaker government and the ECP did not have the authority to violate the Constitution and deprive the people of their right to vote.
The Spokesperson went on to say that the partial or total suspension of the constitution fell under the category of high treason under Article 6 and the constitution itself determined the punishment in this regard.
In addition, he reiterated that the free, fair, transparent and timely polls was the sole solution to the current political and economic problems.
Therefore, he demanded that the President of the Country should exercise his constitutional power and announce the polls date without any further delay.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Spokesperson stated that the caretaker government and the electoral watchdog should only focus on ensuring holding free, fair and impartial elections on the date set by the President instead of fueling further the internal chaos and anarchy through unconstitutional actions.