Chief Justice suggests holding countrywide elections in July

Elections can be held across the country in July, Chief Justice Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Umar Ata Bandial has said that elections can be held across the country in July, after the harvesting of crops and the Hajj, in Punjab. According to ARY News, the Supreme Court is also hearing a petition regarding simultaneous general elections across the country on the second day. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, including Justice Ejaz ul Hassan and Justice Muneeb Akhtar, is hearing the petition and the court has adjourned the hearing until 4 pm today. So far, representatives of the country’s political parties have appeared before the court to present their positions. In addition, Attorney General Usman Anwar, petitioner’s counsel Shah Khawar, and lawyers for political parties also appeared before the court.

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Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, while delivering a ruling, said that the Supreme Court has made it clear that the date of the elections in Punjab is May 14th. The court’s decision cannot be overturned. Taking back a court decision is not a joke. The court will not retract its decision of May 14th. The procedure for removing a court decision has also passed 30 days. No one has challenged the court decision. Today, no political leader has called the decision wrong and it is believed that no member of the assembly wants to go against the court decision.

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The Chief Justice has ordered the political parties to consult on the elections and inform the court by 4 pm today. The hearing of the case will resume at 4 pm.

Abdul Rehman

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