JI to approach court over Elections Bill 2017 | Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami introduced on Tuesday to method court docket over the controversial Elections Invoice 2017, which was handed within the Nationwide Meeting on Monday.

The recently-passed invoice incorporates a clause which permits politicians disqualified from holding public workplace to steer political events — an obvious bid by the federal government to re-elect ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif because the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president.

“We are going to method the court docket over the elections invoice tomorrow,” introduced JI Amir Siraj-ul-Haq whereas addressing media in Islamabad.

He mentioned: “Legislation ought to rule the nation not one individual or a household. A system like this simply cannot work.”

Talking concerning the invoice, he mentioned that all the opposition was towards the invoice. In actual fact, many members even tore the copy of the invoice and protested within the Nationwide Meeting. “All of the opposition members’ speeches pointed that the handed invoice will not be the one which the parliament had agreed on.”

He additionally remarked that JI is working towards corruption within the nation. “We need to defend the nation’s democracy, traditions and establishments.”

He added, “corruption will now not be accepted in Pakistan.”

Whereas referring to PML-N leaders, he mentioned: “In case you do not agree with SC’s verdict then you definately should not take the assistance of the authorized fraternity.” 

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Sheikh Rasheed-led Awami Muslim League have additionally determined to problem the legislation.

Earlier within the day, Pakistan Awami Tehreek had challenged the Elections Invoice 2017 within the Lahore Excessive Courtroom, pleading to have the legislation declared null and void.

Within the petition, the PAT has argued that the invoice is towards the spirit of the Structure by enabling a disqualified individual to grow to be a celebration chief.

The Nationwide Meeting on Monday handed the Elections Invoice 2017, paving means for the previous prime minister to regain chairmanship of the ruling celebration.

The invoice was additionally ratified by President Mamnoon Hussain.

Enraged opposition members had protested the passing of the invoice and tore copies of it after it was offered by Legislation Minister Zahid Hamid.

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