The Supreme Court raised questions on the need for caretaker government.
Chief Justice Qazi Faiz Isa, in the hearing of the request to hold elections on the same day, remarked that one of the objectives of the caretaker government is to ensure transparent elections. But the constitution has given the responsibility of transparent elections to another institution. When this responsibility belongs to the Election Commission, what is the need of the caretaker government? The dictator who included the caretaker government clause in the constitution did not follow it himself. Zia-ul-Haq introduced the provision of caretaker government through RCO. But when the government of Muhammad Khan Junejo was abolished, the caretaker government was not formed. Two elections were held in the country without a caretaker government. Parliament has to look into it.
PP lawyer Farooq H. Naik said that the concept of caretaker governments is in conflict with the preamble of the Constitution of Pakistan. Which has not happened till date.
Lawyer Farooq H. Naik said that caretaker government is against the constitution. The Chief Justice asked the lawyer Farooq H. Naik to withdraw this statement.
Farooq Naik said that the situation is bad, people have distrust. The Chief Justice said that things in the country are now improving.
The Chief Justice of Pakistan further said that it is the work of the Parliament to interpret the caretaker government, the question arises as to why this was done when the assembly and the government were dissolved prematurely, this issue should be discussed in the Parliament, it burdens the national exchequer. Even so, the Eighth Amendment was hastily enacted to establish a caretaker government.