SC to announce verdict on presidential reference on Article 63-A today

SC to announce verdict on presidential reference on Article 63-A today

ISLAMABAD— The Supreme Court of Pakistan has reserved its verdict on the presidential reference seeking interpretation of Article 63(A) of the Constitution, which is related to the disqualification of lawmakers over defection.

The apex court will announce its decision today at 5:30 pm.

As per details, a five-member bench headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan, Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel, Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail, completed proceedings of the case today.

Main questions in the reference

  • Will “dishonest” MNAs be allowed to vote?
  • Will the defecting members’ vote be counted, given equal weightage?
  • Will the defectors be disqualified for life?
  • Measures that can be taken to prevent defection, floor crossing and vote-buying

 

 

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