Raza Rabbani calls presidential ordinance for Senate open balloting 'malicious'

Says it can easily be challenged in court
Feb 07, 2021
[video width="640" height="360" mp4="https://i.samaa.tv/wp-content/uploads//usr/nfs/sestore3/samaa/vodstore/digital-library/2020/02/QF-Raza-Rabbani-on-Ordinance-Monatge-07-02.mp4"][/video] PPP leader Raza Rabbani described on Sunday the presidential ordinance for an open vote in Senate elections as "malicious". On Friday, President Arif Alvi signed an ordinance for an open vote in the Senate into a law. It is, however, subject to the Supreme Court’s approval under Article 186 of the Constitution. The government should have waited for the Supreme Court's advice, Rabbani said at a press conference in Karachi. "There's enough scope within the law that can be used to challenge this ordinance in court," the PPP leader said. He questioned whether the government would again hold the Senate election, if this ordinance was suspended for some reason. Rabbani said it appeared to him as if the government was trying to pressurise the court.



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