“Holding election not a choice but constitutional duty”: CJP Bandial

- Politics - May 7, 2023

Amid a judiciary-executive standoff, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial said that it was not their choice but a duty to ensure polls within 90 days following the dissolution of the legislature since it is mandated by the Constitution. Addressing a ceremony on minority rights, the CJP also paid tribute to former top judge Justice Alvin Robert Cornelius. Late Justice Cornelius from the minority Christian community served as the country’s chief justice from 1960 until 1968.