PTI leader says, “Caretaker governments cannot interfere in constitutional matters.”
- Hamid says that interim governments cannot interfere in constitutional matters.
- Sadly, the Constitution is currently being violated in the country.
- Senior jurist says that all the lawyers are in favor of the Supreme Court’s decision.
LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and senior lawyer Hamid Khan has urged the current caretaker governments at the Center and provinces to challenge the Supreme Court’s decision declaring military trials of civilians under the Pakistan Army Act 1952 as unconstitutional. Has criticized.
Addressing a press conference in Lahore today, Khan said that interim governments have no right to file review appeals against the Supreme Court decision. His comments come after the caretaker federal and provincial governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan on Friday filed intra-court appeals against the October 23 verdict of the top court.
A petition was also filed by the Defense Ministry and the federal government on the same day challenging the decision.
Earlier, the caretaker government of Sindh and others had separately requested the top court to set aside its decision declaring trial of civilians in military courts as unconstitutional. However, the Sindh government later refused to do so.
Addressing a press conference in Lahore today, the PTI leader termed the caretaker governments as “unconstitutional”, and said their tenure has ended.
The senior lawyer said that at present the Constitution is being violated in the country. “Caretaker governments cannot interfere in constitutional matters.”
While appreciating the apex court’s judgment on military courts, the lawyer emphasized that the military courts were challenged by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA). “All lawyers are in favor of the judgment given by the SC.”
Lahore High Court Bar Association President Chaudhry Ishtiaq Ahmed Khan, while paying tribute to the judges for the decision to quash civilian trials in the above courts, reiterated that the lawyers stand with the apex court and can never accept military courts.
He demanded that the caretaker governments immediately withdraw their appeals.
Vice President of Lahore High Court Bar Association, Rabia Bajwa said that the Supreme Court has given the decision as per the Constitution and law. He also expressed regret over the Senate’s approval of a resolution regarding military courts.
He also urged to stop exploitation of women political workers.