SC has already declared defection as cancer: CJP

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Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial has remarked Supreme Court (SC) has already declared defection cancer in its interpretation of article 63-A of the constitution .

The CJP further remarked “ defection is not a small thing. It is matter of man conscience.
The CJP gave these remarks while presiding over a 3-member bench of SC during the of hearing appeal pleas filed by dissident members of PTI against the Election Commission (EC) decision on de-seating them.
At the inception of the hearing the counsel for the dissident members argued PTI had issued no directives in connection with the election of Chief Minister (CM) Punjab. Chaudhry Pervez Elahi who was PTI candidate for the slot of CM Punjab boycotted assembly session on the day of election.

The CJP remarked why did you attend the session when your party boycotted it. SC has already declared defection as cancer in its interpretation of article 63-A of the constitution. Defection is not a nominal thing. This is matter of conscience of man.

The court while directing the counsels of dissident members to appear before it with full preparation on the point of casting votes against party policy adjourned the hearing of the case for indefinite period.