LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf central president Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has said the government bill on SC rules is nothing but an uncouth attempt to give another NRO to Nawaz Sharif.

He said Nawaz Sharif would go straight to jail, whenever he would return.

Mr Elahi was speaking to a delegation of former MNA Chaudhry Amir Sultan Cheema, ex-provincial minister retired Col Hashim Dogar, advocates Safdar Bosal, Rai Mumtaz Babar and Nader Duggal at his residence on Thursday.

He said the parliament was definitely supreme but the government should know that the Supreme Court was also supreme and added the parliament could not dictate the apex court. He said the entire PDM including Shehbaz Sharif wanted to stop the Supreme Court from following the Constitution.

He said the PDM wanted to escape from the election in Punjab by entangling the Supreme Court in the debate of the benches.

The former chief minister said the Supreme Court had the constitutional authority to interpret the constitution and added the PDM government was playing with national security by stopping the election.

He said the world had so far found no other solution to end the political crisis except elections. He said the Supreme Court had declared several times that ‘malicious’ legislation had no constitutional status, even if it was done by the parliament.

Published in Dawn, March 31st, 2023

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