Speaker Punjab Assembly wrote a letter to the President to determine the date of the elections
The immediate intervention of the Head of State is indispensable to prevent the way of deviation from the Constitution by the Election Commission. A request in a letter
Speaker Punjab Assembly Sabtain Khan has written a letter to the President of Pakistan to determine the date of general elections in Punjab province, copies of which have also been sent to the Chief Election Commissioner and Governor Punjab. According to media reports, Speaker Punjab Assembly Sabtain Khan wrote in the letter that Chief Minister Punjab sent the summary of the dissolution of the Assembly to the Governor on January 12, the Provincial Assembly of Punjab was dissolved on January 14, I through my letter of January 20 The Election Commission of Pakistan, through its letter dated January 24, requested the Governor of Punjab to fix the date of the elections during the constitutional period of 90 days, but the Governor took a stand. That since the Assembly was not dissolved by their signatures, Article 105(3) did not apply to them.
He wrote in the letter that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf challenged the matter in the Lahore High Court, the Lahore High Court issued orders to the Election Commission of Pakistan to fix the date of the elections after consultation with the Governor, on the orders of the Lahore High Court. Unjustified delay was shown between the Governor and the Election Commission, the failure to perform the constitutional duties and execute the court orders is a clear deviation from the Constitution. Is.
The Speaker Punjab Assembly has stated in his letter that as the President of the State you have taken an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, Article 57(1) of the Election Act 2017 empowers you to carry out the constitutional requirements for holding elections. Yes, as the President of the State, you should immediately announce the date of elections in Punjab to prevent further deviation from the Constitution.