In response to Alvi’s letter, Shehbaz says he himself and his govt absolutely dedicated to protect, shield and defend the Structure and residents’ rights n Below the Structure, president has no energy to hunt clarification from govt or PM n Govt will guarantee writ of legislation in any case n ECP has introduced Oct eight as election date in Punjab considering floor realities n Regrets the president has failed to notice sheer violation of legislation, contumacious disregard of courts orders, attacking legislation enforcers, damaging public properties.
ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has termed the contents of the letter written by President Dr. Arif Alvi as of partisan in nature, one-sided and primarily based upon anti-government views’ which had been overtly espoused by the latter however the constitutional oath/workplace of the president.
The PM after after consulting his get together and ruling coalition leaders responded to the president’s letter sureterday expressing excessive disappointment and rejected his assertions. The president on March 24 had written a letter to the prime minister urging him to make sure the implementation of the Supreme Courtroom’s orders in relation to the overall elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces.
The transfer got here after the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) had postponed the upcoming elections in Punjab — initially scheduled to be held on April 30 — citing security causes as the main trigger behind the change in plans.
The prime minister, in response to the president’s letter, mentioned that he was constrained to precise his disappointment on the blatant partisan nature of the letter, “which in elements reads like a Press Launch of the Opplace political get together i.e. the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
“Mr. President, the Structure doesn’t vest any powers in or as indicators any capabilities to the President whereby the President can search clarification from the Government or the Prime Minister. The one purpose I’m responding to your letter is as a result of I need to convey your partisan perspective and actions on document and to set the rewire of our Authorities straight,” the contents of the letter shared by the PM Workplace Media Wing quoted the prime minister as saying. The prime minister harassed that he was absolutely conscious of his duties and the duties of the federal government underneath the Structure and the federal government was absolutely committed to protect, shield and defend the structure and encertain that the basic rights assured to the residents of Pakistan weren’t violated.
“However, our government is also determined to ensure that no one is allowed to violate the law, create unrest and attempts to cause irreparable harm to the state of Pakistan. I want to further assure you that our government will thwart any efforts to undermine the constitutionally elected government,” he added.
Additional responding to the reference made within the president’s letter of Article 46 of the Constitution and Rule 15 (5) of the Guidelines of Enterprise, 1973 regarding holding of significant consultations between the president and prime minister, he mentioned, the objection was misplaced. Below clause (1) of the Article 48, the president, in exercise of his capabilities, should act on and in accordance with the recommendation of the cupboard or the prime minister, he added.
The prime minister famous, “In very limited instances, the President acts in his discretion under the Constitution. Article 46 and Rule 15 (5) (b) supra are what they ordain. That is keep the President informed. Nothing more and nothing less. These provisions or for that matter nothing else in the Constitution requires the Prime Minister to consult the President on the exercise of executive authority by the Federal Government.”
Relating to the president’s reference to holding of elections, the prime minister maintained that the ECP had introduced October eight as the brand new date for polls in Punjab after taking into acdepend the bottom realities.
All of the federal and provincial authorities authorities furnished the related info to the ECP, he mentioned, including being the constitutional physique, charged with the responsibility to prepare and conduct elections, it was ultimately, the ECP’s determination to assess circumstances for organizing and conducting free and truthful elections as required underneath clause (3) of Article 218. The prime minister identified that the president didn’t object to using language and relatively aggressive perspective of the previous federal ministers who actively tried to undermine the authority and credibility of ECP.
He additional opined that on the behest of the PTI, the president gave dates for the overall elections on the provincial assemblies of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and his determination of election date for KPK meeting was put aside by the Supreme Courtroom. He mentioned that the president didn’t elevate any issues on malafide dissolution of the provincial assemblies of the 2 provinces, that too on the behest of and to fulfill the ego of PTI’s chairman.
“The two provincial assemblies have been dissolved not for any constitutional or legal objective but to blackmail the governments in center and the other two provinces with sole objective of forcing them to dissolve the National and the other two provincial assemblies,” he added.The prime minister cited that the structureal distortion additionally fully escaped the president’s consideration concerning results of conducting elections to 2 provincial assemblies previous to the overall elections of the Nationwide Assembly inasmuch, as organizing and conducting free and truthful elections underneath clause (3) of Article 218 won’t be potential with the elected provincial government in these provinces.
The prime minister expressed that it was fairly saddening given the function of the pinnacle of the state that the Structure assigned to the president.
Within the letter shared by PM Office Media Wing, the prime minister additional addressing the president, mentioned that it was a matter of document that earlierly, he (the president) had acted in the same patrician method on a number of events in violation of his oath. These events included i.e. letter for dissolution of the Nationwide Meeting on April 3, 2022 on the unlawful instructions of the previous prime minister (Imran Khan) which was declared as unconstitutional by the Supreme Courtroom on April 7 final 12 months and upon his elections because the prime minister, the president didn’t discharge his constitutional responsibility by way of clause (5) of Article 91.
“Despite the foregoing and several other instances, where you actively worked towards undermining a constitutionally elected government. I have made all-out efforts to maintain good working relationship with you. However, the contents of your letter, its tone and language have compelled me to respond to it,” the prime minister additional added.
The prime minister replying to the factors raised by the president concerning alleged elementary and human rights violations as highlighted by media, mentioned that the reference was fairly clear because it referred to the politicians and employees belonging to a political get together to which the president additionally belonged to.
The prime minister categorically mentioned that substantive and procedural due course of guaranteed underneath the Structure under Articles four and 10A was being afforded to all.
“All the actions taken by the law enforcement agencies are strictly in accordance with law to maintain law and order and establish the writ of the state,” he mentioned, including that in all instances, aggrieved individuals had approached the suitable legal fora. The prime minister additional noticed that regrettably as a consequence of get together allegiance, the president failed to notice sheer violation of legal guidelines, contumacious disregard of courts orders, attacking the legislation enforcement businesses, damaging public property, makes an attempt to create chaos, civil and political unrest and ‘in short to bring the country to the brink of economic default and civil war’ by the PTI.