President Alvi should be prosecuted for violating constitution by issuing ordinance: Akhtar Mengal

QUETTA: Balochistan National Party (BNP-M) chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal has said that a case should be registered against President Dr. Arif Alvi for violating the Constitution by issuing an ordinance during the National Assembly and Senate sessions.

According to details, BNP chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal said that the federal government was being run with the help of ordinance factory owners instead of legislation. The Constitution cannot be amended by a Presidential Ordinance, he asserted.

Akhtar Mengal said that presidential ordinances are issued during the Upper House and National Assembly sessions which is a violation of the Constitution of Pakistan. If so, the President should be prosecuted under the provisions of the Constitution, he added. The opposition should formulate a plan of action on the impeachment of the President, according to Mengal.

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It may be recalled that earlier a Presidential Ordinance was issued for holding Senate elections through the open ballot. The Ordinance was made subject to the opinion of the Supreme Court on the Presidential reference filed in this regard in the Supreme Court. President Arif Alvi signed the Elections Amendment Ordinance 2021 yesterday, adding amendments to sections 81, 122, and 185 of the Election Act 2017.




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