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Petition filed in SC for presidential form of govt

July 19, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani-American Hafeez Uz Rehman Choudhary on Sunday said only the presidential form of government could resolve Pakistan’s problems, adding the parliamentary form of government is a system of the minority rule.

Addressing a press conference, Hafeez Uz Rehman, who has filed a petition in the Supreme Court of Pakistan for adopting the presidential form of government, said Pakistan’s poor people could get rid of the hereditary style of politics and groups and bands indulging in politics of blackmail only through this system, adding this system could put Pakistan on the path of development and progress, which is the voice coming from the hearts of the Pakistani people. He said he had filed a petition in the Supreme Court for seeking the repeal of parliamentary form of government in the country.

The petition, he said, was filed through his lawyer and constitutional expert Khalid Abbas Khan.

He said he has made the Federation of Pakistan, prime minister, governors and chief ministers of four provinces respondents in the petition, adding the petition is pending in the Supreme Court and he would not file the application for immediate hearing of the petition.

He said with the introduction of the parliamentary form of the government, the people of Pakistan have been deprived of political justice, which has been promised under the provisions of the Constitution, addng the parliamentary system has caused instability in the country. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan should be directed to hold a referendum on the national level in which “Yes” or “No” vote should be sought from the people.