Canada Global (Web News) The government asked Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial’s resignation on Friday, one day after the PDM-led federal government issued a resolution opposing the Supreme Court’s (SC) decision mandating elections in Punjab on May 14.
In a confrontational press conference on Friday, the Federal Minister of Information, Marriyum Aurangzeb, sought the resignation of Chief Judge Umar Ata Bandial, asserting that the recent case was not about elections but rather bench fixing.
She also lambasted the judges and called Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), a crook and a favourite of the courts.
Judge Athar Minallah’s dissenting note, according to Ms. Aurangzeb, casts doubt on the legitimacy of court procedures. If judicial proceedings are viewed as contentious, how can the public accept the court’s rulings?
According to her, the petition was rejected and the bench could not have been constituted based on it.
She said that the contentious bench was established in response to a petition that the majority judges had rejected, and Justice Minallah’s dissenting note claims that the suo motu notice was what set off the issue.
The federal minister continued to attack the judges while citing earlier rulings.
She claimed that whereas Chaudhry Shujaat’s letter was deemed unlawful, Imran Khan’s letter was upheld by the court.
She claimed that this drama was based on a forged cypher and that the inspiration came from the case of the transfer of the Lahore CCPO.
Ms Aurangzeb pointed out a contradiction in the Supreme Court’s decision, stating that the court ordered elections in Punjab but did not apply the 90-day rule in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
She claimed that the court did not hear political parties and that only one party’s (PTI) stance was heard repeatedly.
She questioned why other political parties were not heard, and if the PTI was the only party that ran for office.
Marriyum Aurangzeb argued that the constitution and truth had triumphed over ‘Imran-daari,’ and that the truthful judges had exposed Imran’s facilitation.
She further asserted that following Justice Athar Minullah’s ruling, the majority judges’ ruling was final, and the election commission’s duty was to conduct elections.
It’s now obvious that Imran Khan was being helped, she said. “The parliament ruled against having a divisive bench. The four judges who made up the majority of the court pushed for the formation of a full court, and Judge Athar Minullah agreed today.
The chief justice’s post had become contentious, according to the federal minister, who demanded his resignation.