ISLAMABAD: Abid Zuberi, the president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), made a statement on Monday asserting that the caretaker government of Punjab became illegal and unconstitutional after May 14.
Speaking to the media, he criticised the government of Mohsin Naqvi for failing to comply with the Supreme Court’s orders regarding the conduct of elections, suggesting that they could face disqualification as a consequence.
After May 14, 2023, it is crystal clear that the governments of Punjab and KP are illegal and unconstitutional! 🚫
🏛️ There is absolutely no room in the constitution to justify their existence any further.
President Supreme Court Bar Association @UNDEF @UNDP pic.twitter.com/oIuFBtAEBI
— Bogar Khattak (@Bogar_Khattak) May 15, 2023
Zuberi highlighted that the Constitution does not provide any provision for extending the election date further, emphasising the importance of adhering to constitutional principles.
Addressing concerns about potential pressure on the Supreme Court due to ongoing sit-ins, Zuberi reassured the judges of the Supreme Court would not succumb to any form of pressure from politicians or external forces.