Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Imran Khan denounces ruling coalition’s Supreme Court sit-in call, says it’s “drama”

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Calling it a “drama,” Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan slammed the plan of the president of the ruling alliance PDM (Pakistan Democratic Movement) on Monday, claiming that his sit-in outside the Supreme Court is intended to pressure the Chief Justice to not deliver the verdict in accordance with the constitution.

He said that the sit-in is not in line with the Constitution. Taking to Twitter, “The JUIF Drama being done outside the SC tomorrow is only for one purpose, to overawe the Chief Justice of Pakistan so that he doesn’t give a verdict according to the constitution.”

The ruling PDM had announced staging a protest outside the Supreme Court against Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial for the judiciary’s “undue facilitation” of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.

A delegation of the federal government, including Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, apparently failed on Sunday to convince Maulana Fazlur Rehman, head of the ruling Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), to change the venue of a sit-in scheduled to take place outside the Supreme Court today, Dawn reported.

This comes after Shehbaz Sharif Government failed to convince PDM chief Maulana Fazl to change the sit-in venue despite two rounds of meetings.

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