Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has welcomed the verdict on Monday morning of the Supreme Court in the Presidential reference seeking opinion of the apex Court on the question of voting in senate election.
In a statement Secretary General of the Party Farhatullah Babar hailed the verdict as “triumph of law, justice and Constitutionalism”. It is also a vindication of the position taken by the Pakistan People’s Party in the Supreme Court on the issue, he said.
The PPP deplored that the PTI government abused the office of the President into filing the Presidential reference and then in making the President’s office also issue an ordinance even before the verdict was pronounced and the Court was already seized of the matter. Never before legislation had been sought to be done through what has come to be known as ‘anticipatory ordinance’, he said.
Farhatullah Babar said that it was no less deplorable that the President also signed on the dotted line of the advice sent to him in filing reference under the Constitution before the Supreme Court as well as in issuing an ‘anticipatory ordinance’ without applying his mind and without asking any questions from the government. The office of the President of Pakistan is and ought to be much more than merely an ordinance making workshop he said. .