With respect, chief justice’s observation is inconsistent with constitution: Fawad Ch

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ISLAMABAD, — Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhary has said that with respect, the observation of Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial is inconsistent with the constitution.

Reacting to CJP’s remarks during the hearing of a case pertaining to resignations of the PTI lawmakers on Thursday, he said that the tenure of the assembly is five years until it is dissolved.

“People do not consider the assembly as their representative. We are giving much more money to the verdict of the Supreme Court through which the elections have been stopped,” he opined.

Fawad Chaudhry said Pakistan has suffered $5 billion due to regime change. Taking to Twitter, the former federal minister said that the Supreme Court of Pakistan has no idea that regime change operation has so far caused $5 billion loss to Pakistan in terms of currency alone.

“Rather than the expenditure on general elections, we are paying a much higher price for the decision of the Supreme Court which stopped the polls,” he added. Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court of Pakistan advised Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to reconsider its decision to resign from the National Assembly.

A two-member bench of SC comprising CJP Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ayesha Malik heard the PTI’s petition regarding the acceptance of its resignations from NA in one go. The SC advised PTI to return to Parliament by taking back their resignations from the NA and gave time to take directions from PTI chief Imran Khan on the appeal.