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Asad warns CEC against violation of constitution

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretary General Asad Umar warned on Wednesday the Chief Election Commissioner against the violation of the constitution.

Speaking to media, Mr Umar warned the ECP CEC that if he violates the constitution, he will be held accountable. Reminding the electoral watchdog of its role, Mr Umar claimed, “The ECP was not showing neutrality.”

Blaming the ECP for creating the situation of political crisis in the country, Mr Umar said, “With the existence of the political crisis, the situation of economic crisis was created.”

He schooled Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, saying, “When Dar was abroad, he was giving tough time to former finance minister Miftah Ismail. He blamed Miftah for not dealing with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a right way.”

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Mr Umar questioned, “If the agreement was also underway with the IMF, then on what issues were the negotiations with the international lender going”?

On Tuesday, On Tuesday, Mr Umar reiterated the demand of holding snap polls.

Speaking to media flanked by fellow leaders Fawad Chaudhry and Hammad Azhar, Mr Umar talked about the “Jail Bharo Movement,” saying, “Besides the workers, the bigwigs of the party are also ready to court arrest.”

Mr Umar stated, citing the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) decision, “It has been over four days since the LHC gave a ruling on holding elections in Punjab.””But the governor has not announced the elections in the province.”

Taking a jibe at the incumbent government, Mr Umar said, “The entire mass is looking at how the coalition government is escaping the elections.”

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Reminding his opponents of the supremacy of the constitution, Mr. Umar said, “There is no bigger crime than to violate the constitution.”

He cited the opinions of the legal experts, saying, “The act of violation of the constitution is equivalent to sedition as per the legal community.”

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PTI founder, wife’s indictment in £190mn case deferred again

PTI founder, wife’s indictment in £190mn case deferred again

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PTI founder, wife's indictment in £190mn case deferred again

Accountability court of Islamabad on Tuesday once again deferred indictment of PTI founder and his wife Bushra Bibi in £190 million case.

Accountability court judge had to conduct hearing of the case at Adiala Jail. However, the newly-appointed judge Nasir Javed Rana has yet to take charge at his new place of posting.

Due to non-availability of judge, the indictment of both PTI founder and Bushra Bibi was deferred without any proceedings till Feb 23.

It may be recalled that on previous hearings Judge Muhammad Bashir was not available, so indictment was postponed. A new judge was appointed in place of judge Muhammad Bashir who has applied for long leave till his retirement.

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Shahid Chaudhry becomes first Pakistani to be appointed as judge in Canada

Shahid Chaudhry becomes first Pakistani to be appointed as judge in Canada

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Shahid Chaudhry becomes first Pakistani to be appointed as judge in Canada

It was a proud moment for the country as a Pakistani Shahid Chaudhry has been appointed as a judge in the higher courts of Canada.

Chaudhry became the first Pakistani to be appointed in the Ontario Court of Justice.

His wife Maliha Shahid is also serving as the deputy mayor of Whitby, a town in Canada.

Shahid Chaudhry, who took the charge of Justice of Peace, moved to Canada some 25 years ago.

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He originally belongs to Burewala, Punjab and completed his degree in electrical engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore.

Also Read: First Pakistani in space – Namira Salim, we are proud of you

Justice Shahid Chaudhry completed his post-graduation from Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada.

He has been a member of various committees of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Justice Chaudhry has also served as a consultant of Canadian Immigration and Citizenship laws in 2011.

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JI’s Senator Mushtaq demands resignation of chief election commissioner

JI’s Senator Mushtaq demands resignation of chief election commissioner

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The senators hailing from the opposition benches decried the alleged rigging in general elections held on Feb 8 across the country.

Senator Mushtaq Ahmed of Jamaat-i-Islami demanded resignation of chief election commissioner and said that action must be taken against him under the Article 6 (treason).

“It was a fake election. A judicial commission should be constituted to probe the election rigging,” JI’s senator said.

He urged the Election Commission of Pakistan to seek an apology from the nation as it failed to hold transparent election on Feb 8.

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“The election was already sold out even before the polling. We saw each and every type of rigging in this election,” he said, while speaking during the Senate session on Tuesday.

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