Lawyers 'deeply concerned' by potential election delay.

ISLAMABAD -- The legal fraternity on Monday expressed deep concern over the potential delay in holding general elections beyond the stipulated timeframe of 90 days with 'serious reservations' on the issues related to the rule of law, supremacy of the constitution and grave violations of human rights.

The decision was made during the 20th meeting of the 25th Executive Committee of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan (SCBAP) chaired by the body's president, Abid S. Zuberi.

The house unanimously resolved to convene the All Pakistan Lawyers Convention on September 7 in Islamabad to address the pressing issues and raise the collective voice of the legal fraternity, a press release issued after the meeting stated.

It said that the house was of the unanimous opinion that holding general elections within a constitutionally given time period is a crucial aspect of upholding the democratic process that will allow the nation to exercise its constitutional right and duty.

Any deviation from this fundamental principle can indeed have serious consequences.

The meeting also viewed that the SCBAP, being the vanguard of these fundamental principles, is committed to raising its voice to ensure that the values of the rule of law, the supremacy of the...

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