Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leadership reiterated that they would stand with the Supreme Court (SC) in all circumstances and hoped that the constitution would stand victorious amid the imported government’s constant efforts to put a crack within the judges of the apex court. Talking to media here on Thursday, PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi flanked by PTI Central Secretary General Asad Umar and PTI Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry said that the entire nation pinned hope on the apex court to get the country out of the prevailing numerous crises. Qureshi expressed hope that eventually the constitution would win, adding that it was PTI’s stated and principled position from the day one to respect democratic values. He stated that efforts were afoot to create such a situation in order to delay the polls because the political rivals didn’t have the courage to face the PTI in the political arena.
Qureshi went to say that according to PTI’s lawyers, the powers of the SC can be extended but cannot be curtailed or limited. He said that people of Pakistan were very intelligent and they were well-aware of the priorities of the rulers, who put the country into the worst crises for their own vested and petty political mileage.
Speaking on the occasion, Asad Umar said that Pakistan’s constitution was in danger and no one should be doubted in this regard now. He said that the constitution was a social contract and if this contract was broken, nothing would be left, adding that PTI would stand with the constitution in all circumstances. Asad condemned the attempts to create fissure within judges of the superior court of the country. He warned that attack on the SC from outside would be construed as an attack on Pakistan. He stated that whatever the ruling of the apex court, the whole of Pakistan including PTI would support it.
Talking to media on the occasion, Fawad Chaudhry made it clear that it was constitutional and legal obligation to hold polls within 90 days after dissolution of the assemblies.