ISLAMABAD: Federal Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar has termed the technocrat setup unconstitutional saying there is no room for such a thing in the constitution.
“The constitution is very lucid about it that if assemblies are dissolved before their terms, then the elections would be held within 90 days and if assemblies go after completing their tenures, then the polls would be held within 60 days,” the law minister said and added that if assemblies were dissolved, then a caretaker setup would replace the government.
Speaking to the media in Islamabad Tarar said that the Constitution of Pakistan did not allow a technocratic setup. “The technocrat government can be a whimsical idea of somebody but practically it cannot happen,” he clarified.
The law minister also rubbished rumours regarding long-term caretaker setup and economic emergency in the country.
He suggested that measures to improve the economy be made while remaining within the limits of the constitution.
The minister hoped that the current elected government could deal with all challenges being faced by the country.
Replying to a question about whether the PDM government has contacted the PTI over the technocrat setup, Tarar said that “he does not have any knowledge about it”.