According to the sources, The Supreme Court of Pakistan has dismissed petitions seeking a referendum to enforce the Presidential system in the country.
As per details, The Apex Court has dismissed petitions regarding holding a referendum to enforce the Presidential system in the country, saying they do not have the domain to call for a referendum.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Umer Atta Bandiyal announced the decision said that enforcement of the Presidential system is not a legal but a political question, added that there is no provision in law for the court to decide on petitions of such nature.
On the other hand, The Lahore High Court had also dismissed similar petitions some days ago, Justice Jawad of the LHC issued a 6-page detailed judgement deeming the petitions out of their domain, the decision said that the court has to decide about it under Article 199 of the constitution.
The decision reads that “The court could only issue an instruction under Article 199 of the constitution,” added that “There is no party, in this case, to be directed,” “No law has been referred in the case in this respect.”
The decision further reads that “The petitioner’s plea contravenes the basic structure of the constitution,”
According to the decision “The petitioner was asked, how this plea is maintainable. How could a petition be heard, which is in collision with the basic structure of the constitution,”
The decision further reads that the petitioner has submitted a petition to the Cabinet Division for holding reference for the presidential system, added that the petitioner has pleaded to the court to direct the cabinet over the matter.
According to the decision “The federal government exercise its authority under the federal rules,”
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