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PML-N does not expect justice from two SC judges: PM Shehbaz

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in a meeting, headed by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, expressed doubts about getting justice from two Supreme Court (SC) judges and demanded their recusal from the benches hearing their cases.

PML-N does not expect justice from SC judges

In the same meeting, PM Shehbaz briefed the party’s coalition partners about his intention to draft a response to President Arif Alvi’s letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) regarding the election dates in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), which he called “unconstitutional.”

During a meeting attended by senior PML-N leaders, ruling coalition representatives, and the federal government’s legal team, the Prime Minister stated that the President must refrain from engaging in unconstitutional actions in the future.

He further expressed the government’s respect for the judiciary. The PM also emphasized the independence of the ECP, affirming that the government would implement its decisions regarding elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

PM views on ‘Jail Bharo Tehreek’

The PM stated that the ‘Jail Bharo Tehreek’ (court arrest movement) launched by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had disintegrated. Even people refused to accept the politics of anarchy and chaos. He further remarked that the public is now well-aware of PTI’s inconsistent policies.

Meanwhile, the government’s legal team briefed the meeting about the suo motu notice taken by the SC regarding the holding of polls in Punjab and KP.

The government’s legal advisors updated the gathering on the self-initiated notice from the SC regarding the conduct of elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

PM, Asif Ali Zardari’s meeting

Additionally, Prime Minister and former president and co-chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Asif Ali Zardari, held a separate meeting on Thursday to discuss the current political climate in the nation.

The meeting’s official announcement only mentioned discussing mutual interests and the country’s political situation. However, President Dr. Arif Alvi’s announcement of election dates in Punjab and KP was also discussed by the two leaders.

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