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Cabinet rejects SC ruling on election

ISLAMABAD: According to sources, the Federal Cabinet rejected the Supreme Court’s ruling on the election on Tuesday.

The decision of the supreme court to hold elections in Punjab was discussed in a federal cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. The cabinet deemed the court’s decision to be a “minority judgment” and “non-implementable.”

The ECP’s order delaying the provincial assembly elections till October 8 was today deemed “unconstitutional” by a three-member Supreme Court bench, and the government was ordered to disburse Rs21 billion for polls in Punjab by April 10.

The Supreme Court further ordered the interim Punjab government to support the commission in conducting the elections on May 14.

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in the election delay case, Federal Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar added that it will further exacerbate the nation’s political and constitutional difficulties.

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