Justice Markandey Katju says, Pakistan’s Supreme Court delivered a strong verdict on April 4 that in view of Article 224(2) of Pakistan’s Constitution, elections to a Provincial Assembly must be held within 90 days of its dissolution. Consequently, it struck down the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan postponing the Punjab Assembly elections to October 8, and directed that the elections must be held on May 14. However, thereafter, the Court seems to have developed cold feet, and allowed the matter in court to drag on for over three weeks, and it is still going on.
Supporters of the ruling PDM ( Pakistan Democratic Movement ) in Pakistan are saying that the verdict of the Pakistan Supreme Court ordering elections to the Punjab Provincial Assembly to be held on 14th May need not be followed, since the Pakistan Parliament, which is dominated by the PDM ( members belonging to Imran Khan’s PTI have resigned from it ) has by a resolution rejected it, and Parliament is supreme in Pakistan. Is this contention and the resolution of Parliament valid?