On Thursday, the Supreme Court took a procedural stance on the constitutional petition submitted by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) regarding the demand for general elections to be held within a 90-day timeframe.
The Supreme Court’s Registrar office raised concerns, noting that the petitioner had not pursued the matter through the appropriate channels before approaching the Supreme Court. Furthermore, the court emphasized that the President cannot be included as a party to the petition in accordance with Article 248 of the Constitution.
The petition lacked clarity regarding which fundamental rights of the petitioner had been infringed upon, and it failed to meet the requirements set forth in Article 184/3, which outlines the conditions for direct recourse to the Supreme Court in such matters.
The PTI had initiated this petition, represented by senior lawyer Ali Zafar, with the aim of expediting general elections within a 90-day timeframe and challenging the decision of the Council of Common Interests.