Poll delay: Imran expects legal fraternity to protect Constitution.

LAHORE -- Former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday night said that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) violated the Constitution by postponing the Punjab Assembly elections, asking everyone to stand behind the legal community 'with expectation that they will protect the Constitution'.

'By postponing Punjab elections till Oct ECP has violated the Constitution. Today everyone must stand behind the legal community - the judiciary and lawyers - with expectation that they will protect Constitution. For if this is accepted today than [then] it is the end of Rule of Law in Pak,' he wrote on his official Twitter handle.

His tweet came shortly after ECP withdrew its notification regarding polls in Punjab scheduled for April 30, postponing elections for the provincial assembly until October 8, 2023.

'We dissolved our 2 provincial legislatures with expectation that elections would be held in 90 days as clearly given in our Constitution. We did not take this action to allow a bunch of fascists to impose a reign of terror, violating the Constitution and Rule of Law,' the PTI chief added.

His Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party also demanded the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) to take suo motu notice of the ECP's decision to postpone elections in Punjab till October.

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