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Fawad Chaudhry tells SC to refrain from ‘lecturing’ politicians

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  • PTI leader asks Supreme Court to focus on its performance.
  • Courts should focus on protecting fundmental rights, he says.
  • “Only people of Pak[istan] can change political systems.”

ISLAMABAD: PTI Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry Thursday told the Supreme Court it should not “give lectures” to the parties on political systems.

In a tweet, the PTI leader said that the SC should focus on its “primary job”, which is to safeguard the fundamental rights of the people, and not give lectures on politics.

“Performance of courts in this area is abysmal, let’s not give us bhashan [lectures] on political systems,” the former federal minister said.

He added that it is the people’s job to change the political system of the country.

The minister was responding to a journalist’s tweet. The tweet mentioned that the SC had said that a parliamentary form of government is one of the “salient features of the Constitution” and it could not be amended through an amendment.

The journalists had responded to a tweet, which quoted PTI Chairman Imran Khan as saying that “parliamentary democracy can only work in Anglo-Saxon countries”.

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Bulls Reenter PSX: The KSE-100 Rises More Than 886 Points

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As the market surged more than 800 points in the early morning trade, bulls grabbed control at the Pakistan Stock Exchange.

During the first trading session, the benchmark KSE-100 index increased by 886 points to 61,350.48 points.

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Mian Aslam of PTI petitions PHC for transit bail.

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Gohar Ali Khan proclaimed Mian Aslam as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s nominee for Chief Minister of Punjab, following Imran Khan’s approval.

According to specifics, the PTI leader entered a petition at Peshawar High Court, claiming that the plaintiff was charged in nineteen separate counts.

The petition asked the court to provide PTI candidate Mian Aslam transit bail so that she can run for chief minister of Punjab.

Gohar Ali Khan proclaimed Mian Aslam as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s nominee for Chief Minister of Punjab, following Imran Khan’s approval.

Leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, including Mian Aslam Iqbal, the party’s nominee for Punjab chief minister, had already proclaimed their absconding in the May 9 case.

According to specifics, on May 9, the Lahore anti-terrorism court heard a case involving the setting of containers on fire at Kalma Chowk. The judge declared 11 PTI candidates to be absconders.

Azam Swati, Zubair Niazi, Murad Saeed, Hamad Azhar, Imtiaz Sheikh, Wasiq Qayyum Abbasi, Mussarat Iqbal Cheema, Jamshed Cheema, Hamid Raza Gilani, and Siyad Khan are among the PTI candidates.

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Senate Session: Senate Proceeds With Debate On Important National Issues

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Today, the Senate reconvened in the Parliament House in Islamabad, with Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani presiding.

The House has persisted in debating matters of national significance.

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