PTI pens letter to SC against Punjab CM’s relief package

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday has written a letter to the Supreme Court of Pakistan to take notice against the Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz’s relief package announcement ahead of Punjab by-elections in 20 constituencies on July 17.

PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry has written a letter to the apex court on behalf of PTI in which he stated that the caretaker Chief Minister would exercise only regulatory powers till July 22, while Hamza Shahbaz himself had assured the court that he had no intention of rigging the elections, adding that PTI has serious reservations about the individual and government role of the Punjab Chief Minister.

“Hamza Shahbaz has trampled on the clear orders of the Supreme Court and the Electoral Code of Conduct. A few days before the by-elections, the package was announced at a press conference for the people of the province, which was broadcast live on national media, including state-run TV (PTV). Details of the package were also published in national newspapers,” the letter further stated.

The letter further stated that the Registrar of the SC should take notice of the relief package announced by Hamza Shahbaz. The package is an effort to rig by-elections on July 17 in Punjab, he claimed in the letter.