Imran castigates govt, ECP

ISLAMABAD (Agencies): Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has castigated the incumbent government and ‘compromised’ Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) over ‘complete mockery of Constitution’ following the postponement of elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Taking to Twitter, the former premier said that the strength of the Supreme Court (SC) bench does not matter, and all they want to know was if the elections will be held within 90 days as per the Constitution or not. “Whether it’s a 5 [member] SC bench or Full Bench, it makes no difference to us [because] all we want to know is if elections will be held within the 90 days’ constitutional provision,” Imran Khan asked. The PTI chief said he had consulted his top legal experts before dissolving provincial assemblies in Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P).

“..All of whom were absolutely clear that the 90-day Constitutional provision on holding of elections was inviolable. Now imported government of crooks, their handlers [and] a compromised ECP are making a complete mockery of Constitution,” he added.

Imran Khan further said the PDM government was “threatening the very foundation of Pakistan by cherry-picking which articles of Constitution they will abide by”. “So petrified are they of elections [and] so desperate to whitewash their convicted [leaders] that they are prepared to destroy the Constitution and any semblance of Rule of Law,” the PTI chief added.