During a seminar on the rights of minorities, Chief Justice of Pakistan, Umar Ata Bandial, on Sunday emphasised the importance of implementing the constitution, stating that it is their duty to hold elections within 90 days of assembly dissolution as outlined in the constitution.

He was speaking at a conference named after the late CJP AR Cornelius on the issues faced by minorities.

“When it comes to constitutional enforcement we [SC judges] must not blink our eyes. If it says 90 days for holding the polls, it is our duty to say that and not our choice,” said the CJP.


The top judge further stated that protecting the constitution is their fundamental duty, and that he had been informed about ongoing negotiations among political parties.

“There is a need to follow the constitution without looking for any excuses,” remarked the chief justice.“You may call it a dispute, but I will not.”
The CJP also said that courts cannot pass executive orders.