PML-N to move court in case of early Senate polls schedule

By: News Desk      Published: 04:08 PM, 18 Dec, 2020
PML-N to move court in case of early Senate polls schedule
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PML-N Punjab President Rana Sanaullah on Friday said they would move the court if the Senate elections were held before the time stipulated in the Constitution, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

When asked whether the PML-N alone or the entire opposition will challenge the move, he replied that the opposition was to make a decision on the subject when the time came.

The statement came a day after PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz also suggested that the opposition would consider the legal options to tackle any development.

Rana Sana, who was talking to reporters in Lahore, said they would challenge the move if the schedule to organise the polls was announced before February 11. “It would be unconstitutional if the schedule is announced to hold the Senate elections before February 11.”

The seasoned politician mentioned the February 11 date because of the half of the Senate members are going to retire on March 10. In this connection, the Article 224 (3) of the Constitution says: 

“An election to fill the seats in the Senate which are to become vacant on the expiration of the term of the members of the Senate shall be held not earlier than thirty days immediately preceding the day on which the vacancies are due to occur.”

When asked about the recent comments made by PML-N lawmaker Mian Javed Latif, he said the statement was meant to gain cheap publicity.

Javed Latif in a recent interview had claimed that five to six party leaders were playing on the both sides of the wicket.

Similar views were expressed about Javed Latif by Sardar Ayaz Sadiq who said he did not serve the party through the statement. “He (Javed Latif) might be the one playing on the both sides of the wicket,” he remarked.