Islamabad Politics Report/Moazzam Raza Tabassam: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has expressed concern over the timing and decisions of Lahore, Islamabad and Baluchistan High Courts.
A day after the Lahore High Court (LHC) dismissed an amendment in the nomination papers and advised the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to prepare new nomination papers in line with the Constitution and elections act, the PPP chairman took to Twitter to express concern.
PPP held press conference emphasizing principled opposition to delay in elections. IHC, BHC & LHC decisions & timings cause for concern particularly given nominations were to start tomorrow. Parliaments authority undermined. KP CM letter & Balochistan resolution also of concern
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) June 1, 2018
“PPP held press conference emphasising principled opposition to delay in elections. IHC, BHC & LHC decisions and timings cause for concern particularly given nominations were to start tomorrow,” Bilawal tweeted.
The PPP chairman also expressed concern over former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister Pervez Khattak’s letter to Election Commission of Pakistan seeking a reconsideration in the timing of polls in the tribal belt which was recently merged with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and a resolution in Balochistan Assembly seeking one-month delay in elections.
“Parliament’s authority undermined. KP CM letter and Balochistan resolution also of concern,” he added.
Earlier on Friday, PPP leader Aitzaz Ahsan said that it appeared as if “some system” was pushing for a delay in general elections in the country.
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday emergency meeting, summoned after Lahore High Court (LHC) nullified the parliament-prepared nomination papers for general elections 2018.