A two-member bench of SC comprising CJP Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ayesha Malik heard the PTI’s petition concerning the acceptance of its resignations from NA in a single go.
PTI’s counsel Faisal Chaudhry in his arguments earlier than the court docket stated the NA speaker can not approve MNAs resignation phase-wise, they need to be accepted in a single go.
To this, CJP Justice Bandial remarked that SC can not dictate to Parliament on the method of acceptance of resignations. “We can not intrude in inner issues of the Parliament.”
CJP remarked SC can not do something within the matter and suggested PTI counsel to current his arguments on Article 69 as it’s the solely method that the court docket will hearken to the matter.
The SC suggested PTI to return to Parliament by taking again their resignations from the NA and gave time to take instructions from PTI chief Imran Khan on the enchantment.
In the course of the listening to, CJP stated PTI ought to play its position within the Parliament on this testing time, thousands and thousands of individuals are affected by floods. The financial system of the nation has been badly broken within the floods.
Do you’ve gotten any concept how a lot it is going to price to carry by-polls on 123 NA seats? CJP Bandial requested PTI counsel.
Justice Ayesha Malik in his remarks stated you [PTI] is asking to intrude in Parliament’s matter which is able to absolutely set a nasty precedent.
Later, SC adjourned additional listening to on the case for an indefinite interval.