The Asian Age

SC of­fers to help in po­lit­i­cal cri­sis

- AGE COR­RE­SPON­DENT

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.

 ?? — AFP ?? Sup­port­ers of Cana­dian cleric Tahir- ul- Qadri and politi­cian Im­ran Khan use their shoes to beat a poster bear­ing an im­age of Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif after storm­ing the head­quar­ters of the state owned Pak­istan Tele­vi­sion ( PTV) build­ing dur­ing...
— AFP Sup­port­ers of Cana­dian cleric Tahir- ul- Qadri and politi­cian Im­ran Khan use their shoes to beat a poster bear­ing an im­age of Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif after storm­ing the head­quar­ters of the state owned Pak­istan Tele­vi­sion ( PTV) build­ing dur­ing...

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