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Altaf prods CJP to solve Senate elections quandary

Altaf prods CJP to solve Senate elections quandary

altf - CopyKARACHI: Voicing concerns over the lingering crisis involving upcoming Senate elections, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain wrote a letter to chief justice of Pakistan urging for a befitting role of the Supreme Court to break the current political imbroglio.

In a statement issued from the party’s London Secretariat, he expressed dismay over the current political situation and called upon the apex court to intercede.

Altaf Hussain asserted, “As the Supreme Court is the guardian of the Constitution, I hereby call upon the Honorable Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Nasirul Mulk and his learned companion Judges to suo moto, invoking article 184(3) of the Constitution, issue directions under articles 187, 189 and 190 of the Constitution whereby a proper methodology for the Senate Elections is declared and if necessary, a commission be appointed under order 32 of the Supreme Court Rules, whereby members of the Armed Forces, select Parliamentarians, lawyers, technocrats and others known in diversified fields, are appointed as members of the commission so as to resolve the present crisis.”

Picking apart the potential maneuver to introduce an amendment against horse-trading, Altaf Hussain was of the view that the situation is bound to further aggravate thanks to the game of numbers if an attempt is made to bring about a Constitutional Amendment.

Drawing attention towards the law and order situation in the country, the MQM chief said the recent threats and attacks from Daish and Taliban nudged Pakistan into an undesirable state of war.

Despite a sharp decline in the international oil prices, he said, the citizens are facing price hikes of even the most essential commodities, shortage of petroleum products, and also massive shortage of gas and electricity, which have virtually crippled the industries of the country.

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