There is apprehension of a full court, according to Maryam Nawaz, vice president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
LAHORE:- Asked about the Supreme Court’s rejection of the government’s request for a full court bench to hear the case of the Punjab chief minister’s election on Monday, Maryam Nawaz, vice president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), said that she was “pretty sure” that no full court bench would be formed.
She tweeted that the entire court may be at risk if decisions were not made in accordance with the law, the constitution, and justice.
The PML-N vice president claimed that the judgment was not made in accordance with the law but rather was based on favoritism.
Before today, Maryam had maintained that the effects of Supreme Court decisions last for decades and get stronger over time.
Before the Supreme Court heard Chaudhry Parvaiz Elahi’s suit challenging the verdict of the Punjab Assembly deputy speaker, the coalition government held a press conference in the federal capital.
According to Maryam, the Supreme Court was opened late at night so that the PTI could file a petition against the verdict of the Pennsylvania Deputy Speaker.
When a petition is submitted in our system, the people know exactly what kind of bench will be formed and what kind of decision will be made, she added.
Maryam detailed the legal problems facing the PML-N and claimed that the party’s leaders face bias.
She said that Hamza was being prevented from working due to his election as chief minister of Punjab. He is always bouncing between parliament and the courts. What kind of fairness is this?
The vice president of the PML-N noted that many eminent judges had been nominated to the Supreme Court, and he wondered why they weren’t considering PML-N issues.
It’s not uncommon for “one or two judges, who have always been anti-PML-N and anti-government, to be included in the bench,” she said.
Maryam claimed during the press conference that the PTI was receiving favorable court verdicts despite the party’s repeated attempts to undermine the legitimacy of the judicial system.
Nonetheless, PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto also reaffirmed that the coalition government had only one demand: the creation of a full bench to hear the matter pertaining to the election of the Punjab CM.
This cannot be allowed to happen, when the fate of this country is decided by a mere three individuals. He said that it is impossible for just three people to decide whether or not their country will use a democratic, elected, or selective form of government.
‘It is not imaginable that three persons can alter Pakistan’s Constitution of 1973 with the stroke of a pen,’ he said again.
Also, during the press conference, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, leader of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), echoed Maryam’s assessment, saying that the judiciary was being unfairly blamed.
For this reason, he continued, the administration is working to bolster the judicial system, whose rulings are already widely respected. They must avoid any appearance of bias or conflict.
He claimed that the people’s mandate to the government was being ignored.
We have you ensconced in a room with a wall between us and you. You can take whatever stance you like and make politicians the public’s scapegoat and trash them. But if you’re brave enough, you’ll make yourself answerable.
The Maulana reaffirmed the government’s demand for a full court bench, saying that it could not expect justice from the existing panel of judges.
He continued by noting that the government agreed with what Maryam had said, calling it a “unified attitude.”