'There Will Be A Reaction': Maryam Warns SC Judges Ahead Of Election Verdict

'There Will Be A Reaction': Maryam Warns SC Judges Ahead Of Election Verdict
PML-N Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz has warned judges that a decision 'favouring' PTI chairman Imran Khan won't be without a reaction from the ruling party and the coalition government.

"Should not be easy for them. It is not 2018," Maryam said in response to a Twitter post by journalist Talat Hussain regarding the alleged leaning of the judges towards the former premier.

"No more favouring Ladla & no more scales askew. There will be a reaction," she maintained.

A three-member SC bench led by Justice Umar Ata Bandial is hearing the former ruling party's plea on the ECP decision to postpone Punjab elections.

The electoral authority earlier pushed the elections from April 30 to Oct 8 due to the financial and security agencies’ acknowledged inability to support the electoral process.

On Saturday, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said that the government is considering filing references against CJP Bandial and two other judges hearing the petitioner.

“We are considering filing references against the three judges including the Chief Justice,” Sanaullah told Independent Urdu.

He clarified that the decision to file the references hasn’t been made yet but such a decision is a possibility.

On the same day, the government coalition expressed ‘no confidence’ in the three-member SC bench hearing PTI’s petition against Punjab election delay.

The bench led by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial and comprising Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan and Justice Munib Akhtar is hearing the plea against the ECP’s postponement of the polls to October 8.

In a statement issued after the meeting, the coalition leaders asked the top court to end the proceedings in view of the four-member majority decision reached in the earlier suo motu hearing.

They lamented that CJP Bandial ‘wants to impose the decision of the minority on the verdict of the majority’.

On Friday, a three-member led by the CJP turned down AGP Mansoor Awan’s request to form a full court to hear the petition.