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Fazl says SC usurps ECP powers by announcing poll dates in Punjab, KP

ISLAMABAD, Apr 15 (DNA): Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief
Maulana Fazlur Rehman Saturday said the apex court has usurped the
powers of the Election Commission of Pakistan by announcing the date of
elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Addressing a press conference, he said under the Constitution of
Pakistan, powers have been divided into state institutions.

Fazl lamented that the Parliament is passing the law and the act has not
become functional yet but the Chief Justice of Pakistan has made a bench
to hear the case.

The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief also pointed out that
parliament was the supreme institution of the country, and the chief
justice’s alleged misconduct had put this institution in a difficult

PDM chief said that if there is intervention in every case, they will
call it judicial martial law.

Fazl accused that the 2018 elections were rigged that brought Pakistan
Tehreek-e-Insaaf Chairman Imran Khan into power.

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