LHC dismisses plea seeking presidential system


LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday dismissed a plea seeking a court order for a presidential system of government in the country.

A single bench of the high court comprising Justice Ameenuddin Khan declared the plea as non-maintainable.

The petitioner had made President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan as respondents in the case.

Petitioner pleaded that the enforcement of the presidential system of government is in the best interest of the country.

The petition claimed that Pakistan has always made progress in the presidential system and pleaded to the court for an order to conduct a referendum for replacement of the existing parliamentary system in the country with the presidential system.

The petitioner also sought the court order for changing the existing mechanism of appointment of the chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) by electing the holders of both offices with the referendum.

The bench dismissed the petition by declaring it non-maintainable.