LEGAL

ECP is a constitutional body and will be offered "offered protection" But SC will intervene if there is any ill intentions in holding "transparent elections"

2023-03-22
ECP is a constitutional body and will be offered

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial has said that the Supreme Court is a constitutional body which is being defamed through audio tapes.

 

During the hearing in the former CCPO Lahore Ghulam Mehmood Dogar transfer case, the Chief Justice remarked that the court will protect the constitutional institution with patience, and forbearance.

 

The Chief Justice remarked that the Election Commission has powers under the constitution but if there is hatred in transparent elections then it will intercede.

 

Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial further remarked that sometimes the words of the Supreme Court are misunderstood; we did not say that only one honest Prime Minister came in history, but the statement was misunderstood by the Parliament.

 

The Chief Justice further said that after the approval of changes in the bureaucracy by the Election Commission the matter had become ineffective anyway. He said that all political parties should get equal opportunity in the elections and if there is malice in the transparent elections, we will intervene.

 

He said that the Election Commission should not give open power to the caretaker government to transfer.