The next governor said om Friday that Supreme Court Justice Sardar Mohammad Raza violated the Constitution, refusing to execute an oath against a newly appointed member of the Pakistan Election Commission (ECP). The two members, appointed by Dr. Arif Alvi the day before, arrived at ECP headquarters to officially take responsibility, but were disappointed.
The refusal to enforce the oath on members appointed as 'Constitutional Award' was called unconstitutional by the Attorney General, and the CEC claimed that it had no authority to investigate the validity of government notices. However, the opposition praised the CEC for supporting the constitution and the superiority of Congress. According to the sources, when Khalid Mehmood Siddiqui and Munir Ahmad Kakar went to the head of the ECP Secretariat of Babar Yaqoob Fateh Mohammad with the joining report, the minister communicated CEC's views on the appointment and communication to the Secretary of State. Affairs.
ECP crisis barbs both sides on the appointment of Alvi President's membership. CEC said in his ministry letter that the appointment of ECP members did not comply with the relevant provisions of the Constitution. The CEC also quoted a ruling issued by the Supreme Court Bench of Five in 2013, saying that the president does not have any power when electing CEC and ECP members. He made it clear that he would not swear by 'constitutionally' named members.
A separate letter was also sent to Siddiqui and Kakar, claiming no effect on their reports. The People's Party of Pakistan welcomed the decision not to swear by both ECP members, saying the ECP is setting an example by refusing the constitutional shift of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government. In a statement, Senator Sherry Lehman, PPP, said the ECP membership appointment process is clearly defined in the Constitution and that the government has violated the document.
She said the government bypassed opposition leaders and parliamentary committees on the appointment of ECP members. She said that ECP supported the constitution's superiority with this decision. She advised the government to learn to respect the constitution and parliament, and said that the government could not be run through presidential decrees and notices. She also asked the government to review the 'dictatorship' approach.
Mian Raza Rabbani said
Senator and constitutional expert Mian Raza Rabbani said that the manner appointed by the president was a clear violation of Articles 213 and 218 of the Constitution. He said it was regrettable that these attacks on Congress and the Constitution came from within, as the President became part of the National Assembly under Article 50 of the Constitution. At this moment, the President violated the 18th Constitutional Amendment with the intention of Malawi by making such appointment at his discretion," he added.
He added that the word "in discretion" was omitted from relevant articles in the Constitution. He said on behalf of the government that the entire constitution process was compromised by a violation of the Constitution. He explained that within 45 days of the occurrence of these vacancies, the constitutional requirements for filling these vacancies have already been violated.
Wearing the shoes of Sharifuddin Pirzada should recognize that this is not a matter of interpretation of the article, but an intentional bypass of the Constitution," he said. Pakistani Muslim League-Nawaz Marriyum Aurangzeb spokesman regretted that the parliamentary committee on the appointment of ECP members was ignored and a unilateral decision was made.
She demanded that the government overturn the 'constitutional' decision. Attorney General Barrister Farogh Naseem explained the CEC's decision not to declare an oath to ECP members. He said that the CEC had no legitimacy and authority to investigate the validity of the notice.
Afghanistan's Taliban and the United States
Afghanistan's Taliban and the United States have reached an agreement on the duration of the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan, Taliban spokesman Suil Hail Shine said Friday. A consensus has been reached regarding the retraction schedule," he called Dawn in Doha. "The discussion now focuses on the implementation mechanism. We had a general discussion today today about the second day of the ninth meeting between the US and the Taliban representatives, which began Thursday in Qatar.
Tomorrow, we will discuss the implementation part. Last year, the United States and the Taliban held eight rounds of negotiations, including a discussion of US troop withdrawal, a ceasefire, negotiations in Afghanistan, and a guarantee that Afghanistan would not be a launch pad for terrorist attacks worldwide. A Taliban spokesman said Doha focuses on implementation mechanisms.
The Taliban refused to acknowledge the government of Ashrafgani, but once it reached an agreement with the United States on the withdrawal of its troops, the talks in Afghanistan would be part of the "Afghanistan talks" as part of the entire peace agreement. The Taleban says the government recognizes Afghanistan as a major country.
Shaheen did not say anything about the period, but Afghan media quoted Taliban sources as saying the US troop withdrawal period is between 15 months and two years. He did not confirm the schedule, but said the official announcement would come if both sides agreed on the implementation mechanism.
The United States has said
Nothing about the period so far, but State Department officials told AFP, “We have made progress in peace proceedings,” with US envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad. Washington hopes to enter into an agreement with the Taliban ahead of September's Afghan and 2020 US presidential polls the same month. President Donald Trump told reporters on Tuesday: “We have been in Afghanistan for 18 years. We are negotiating with the government and with the Taliban.
We are having a good conversation and we will see what happens. On Thursday night, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani insisted that he would see the final draft of the US-Taliban agreement on "general discussion" before his government signed it. Afghanistan will not be significantly affected even if 5,000 US troops remain in the next five months, and the options under discussion were added in a nationwide broadcasted interview.