- SC reprimands authorities over failure to convene CCI assembly.
- Court docket expresses anger over promulgation of Punjab Native Authorities Ordinance.
- “Either government is not capable of running the country, or it is unable to make decisions”.
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court docket of Pakistan on Monday reprimanded the federal government over its failure to convene a gathering of the Council of Widespread Pursuits for the final two months.
The apex court docket’s dissatisfaction with the federal government got here throughout a listening to of the native physique election case, with Justice Qazi Faez Isa heading the two-member bench.
Justice Isa stated the census was a fundamental requirement to run the nation. “Is it not the priority of the government to release the results of the census? Despite [the PTI having] government in three provinces, no decision is being taken in the council.”
“Either the government is not capable of running the country, or it is unable to make decisions,” he stated. Regardless of the court docket’s orders, the CCI’s assembly couldn’t happen, the choose stated.
Justice Isa additional stated the assembly may have taken place through video hyperlink, as “there were no war-like circumstances.”
In the meantime, the extra legal professional common (AAG) informed the court docket that the CCI would meet on March 24. “It is a sensitive issue, and the government wants to make a decision through consensus.”
Additional, Justice Isa requested why the report of the CCI had been saved confidential. “Are good deeds kept a secret? It raises questions.”
The choose, asking whether or not the nation would run on this method, burdened the nation must know what the province and centre are doing.
“The [Centre] has governments in three provinces, and no province except Sindh disagrees with the decisions of the federal government,” he stated.
The 2-member bench additionally expressed anger over the promulgation of the Punjab Native Authorities Ordinance.
Justice Isa stated the Punjab authorities “does not want to hold local body elections”. The complete Punjab Meeting was bypassed on the request of 1 particular person.”