Central Information Secretary Pakistan People’s Party and MNA Shazia Atta Marri have said that Apex Court has rejected the presidential reference regarding Senate elections to be held through the open ballot and clearly has directed the concerned authorities that Senate polls should be held through secret ballot as per to Article 226 of the Constitution.
She said that PPP welcomes the Apex court opinion on the presidential reference. This she said in a statement issued on Monday.
“In this connection, the Supreme Court has declared it mandatory to abide by the Constitution”, she added. She further said Apex Court has clarified that Senate elections are part of the constitution and should also be held in accordance with the constitution. She uttered that the PTI-led government should refrain from making Apex court controversial
in this regard. She further said that both the government’s presidential reference and the ordinance have expired after this opinion of the Apex Court.
“The government cannot run the country through merely promulgating ordinances”, she added.
She further said that the government looks worried after the court opinion on presidential reference regarding senate polls and further said the Election Commission of Pakistan cannot violate the constitution of the country due to government pressure.
Moreover, she said PTI leadership has no trust in their own members so it is in a bewildering situation and the federal government should take the nails of conscience and respect the constitution of the country.