ECP creates constitutional crisis by delaying polls: Sheikh Rasheed.

Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said the decision of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to put off the elections in Punjab had created constitutional crisis in the country.

In a series of tweets, a strong ally of the PTI Chairman Imran Khan said the polls, as per the Constitution, must be held within 90 days of the dissolution of the assemblies. He said it was a test for the Supreme Court to decide whether it allows the unconstitutional and illegal government to run or try them under Article 6.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial had warned of interference in case of any abuse of authority or mala fide on part of the ECP in holding of elections, he said, adding that the caretaker government had lost its status.

He said the government had damaged the Pakistan's reputation, adding that it had also put the democracy at risk just to counter Imran Khan. He said Pakistan had been pushed closer to the civil war. 'How people can accept the government when it is defying the Constitution,' Mr Ahmed said.


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