- PTI asks President Alvi to promptly exercise his powers.
- “Any further delay could lead to Constitution’s violation.”
- President Alvi completed his 5-year term a day earlier.
ISLAMABAD: Just hours before President Dr Arif Alvi’s five-year constitutional term was set to end, the core committee of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) urged him to promptly exercise his powers and announce the date for the next general election and resolve the prevailing uncertainty around its conduct.
President Alvi, who was elected as Pakistan’s head of state after receiving majority votes from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in 2018, completed his five years in office on September 08 (Friday).
The PTI’s core committee emphasised that any further delay in the matter could lead to a violation of the Constitution and the fundamental democratic rights of the people.
In a unanimous resolution, the committee maintained that the Constitution grants the president the authority to set the date for general elections within 90 days if the National Assembly dissolves prematurely.
They emphasised the importance of the president fulfilling this constitutional duty promptly to uphold the Constitution’s supremacy and ensure a smooth transition of power.
The party, through participants of its core committee, said the “undemocratic and unconstitutional move of regime change conspiracy in April 2022” caused the current widespread chaos and turmoil in the state structure and governance.
It reiterated that the establishment of a democratic government was a constitutional requirement and the need of the hour, which was the only answer to the multifaceted crises facing Pakistan.
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