JUI-F challenges presidential reference on Senate polls in SC


ISLAMABAD, Feb 08 (Online): JUI-F has challenged presidential ordinance on Senate polls in Supreme Court (SC).

JUI-F has filed petition challenging the presidential ordinance on Senate polls through Kamran Murtaza and Jahangir Jadoon ordinance.

JUI-F has taken plea in the petition the sovereignty and powers of the parliament and SC have been trampled through the ordinance. This presidential reference has been filed at the behest of one political party. The political party at whose behest the ordinance has been promulgated is facing defeat in Senate polls.

It has been further said in the petition the government trampled the constitution by promulgating the ordinance. The government tried to exercise the constitutional powers of election commission by issuing the ordinance. Promulgating the ordinance in the case under hearing is tantamount to degrade parliament, constitution and law.

JUI-F prayed the court to take notice of promulgation of ordinance and declare it unjust and unconstitutional.