PM convenes cabinet meeting tonight
April 3, 2023 09:00 PM
Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif summoned an ‘emergency’ meeting of federal cabinet Monday night amid deepening political and judicial crisis in the country, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
PM Shehbaz will chair a special meeting, wherein important decisions are likely to be taken.
The meeting was summoned as the Supreme Court has reserved the verdict in the case about the delay in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) polls after hearing arguments from Election Commission, PTI and Attorney General Mansoor Usman Awan.
Ahead of the hearing, the government submitted a statement through Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Mansoor Awan, requesting the formation of a full court to hear the case which was ruled out by the three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Atta Bandial.
The PDM government also sought the dismissal of the PTI petition in the light of what it interpreted as a “4-3” order issued by the apex court on March 1.
Notably, the Supreme Court also did not hear the arguments of lawyers representing the political parties that are part of the ruling coalition.