The Asian Age
SC offers to help in political crisis
The Supreme Court of Pakistan ( SC) on Monday gave Pakistan Tehrik- eInsaf ( PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehrik ( PAT) a day’s time till Tuesday to suggest judiciary’s possible role in dissolving the current political tension.
Earlier, the court had asked PTI lawyer Ahmed Owais if the court could play any role in resolving the current crisis in the country. The apex court heard the case pertaining to extra- constitutional steps on Monday during which Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk asked if the court could give any advice to resolve the crisis.
PTI lawyer Ahmed Owais replied that he could not offer an answer to this question immediately.
Justice Saqib Nasir remarked that the apex court was the only forum for political justice. He said the court had received seven petitions and was aware of all the issues.
Justice Nasir remarked that the Constitution and country itself was at risk and asked the PTI lawyer to seek a response from the party leadership as the bench hearing the case would continue the proceedings until a solution was obtained.