PTI to submit talks update in Supreme Court today
Fawad Chaudhry says party will request apex court to get its Punjab elections order implemented
May 3, 2023 12:06 PM
The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) will again request the Supreme Court today to get its order implemented regarding holding of elections in Punjab on May 14 despite several rounds of talks with the government on the issue.
In a tweet posted on Wednesday, PTI senior leader and former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry said his party is going to submit a detailed report of negotiation with the PDM ruling alliance in the apex court today, requesting the Supreme Court to get implemented its order regarding the Punjab Assembly elections.
The Fawad Chaudhry’s announcement was contrary to the outcome of the Tuesday night’s outcome of the talks between the two sides, as Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had told the media after the meeting that the two sides were optimistic about the progress on dialogue. “We raised our constitutional concerns at the separate elections,” he said, adding the government and the PTI had reached a consensus on the point of holding election in the country simultaneously.
However, he added they were yet to thrash out a consensus on the election date.
PTI senior leader and former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had said his party will inform the Supreme Court about the outcome. “The PTI will inform the Supreme Court about the outcome,” he said, stressing that the consensus on election date and dissolution of the assemblies could not be reached.
He said the PTI presented the proposal to dissolve the assemblies before May 14.
Ishaq Dar said the government's position on conducting elections on the same day had been shared with the PTI leaders.