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Supreme Court: PML-N terms presidential reference ‘premature, unnecessary’

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Thursday termed the presidential reference filed in the Supreme Court (SC) for interpretation of Article 63 (A) as ‘premature and unnecessary exercise’.

The response, filed through Makhdoom Ali Khan, has been submitted ahead of the hearing of the reference by a larger bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial.

PML-N termed the reference as an attempt to waste precious time of the court.

In its response, the opposition party said articles 63 (A) and 95 hold no ambiguity while maintaining that every parliamentarian possesses the right to vote under the constitution of Pakistan.

The petitioner said presidential reference is a premature and unnecessary exercise.

He also asserted that the court has the authority to interpret the constitution only, not the constitutional amendments.

Earlier in the day, another opposition party, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), also submitted its response in the SC ahead of the hearing on a presidential reference.

PPP co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari argued that the reference doesn’t fall in the scope of Article 186 of the constitution, under which the president can seek the opinion of the apex court.

He said that the reference is non-maintainable and pleaded with the court to dismiss it.

Courtesy Bol News

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