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Govt campaigning to undermine CJP: Fawad

Adds that government has no real argument in the case
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PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry accused the government of running campaign worth ‘millions’ to undermine Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial.

Speaking to the media after a hearing of the election delay case in the Supreme Court, Fawad said that the campaign had gone to waste after Justic Jamal Mandokhail described the disagreements in the court as an ‘internal matter’.

He also alleged that additional funds were being given to TV channels as advertisements to be part of the campaign against the CJP.

He also said that the court had raised questions on the Election Commission’s reasoning of lack of funds and security to delay elections.

He added that newly-appointed Attorney General Mansoor Usman Awan had been caught like a ‘rabbit in the spotlight’ when questioned by the court.

He added that the argument about the lack of funding was strange because it would send the wrong message to the world that t country with atomic weapons was unable to spare a few million to organise elections.

He also added that the government had allocated about Rs100 billion under developmentt schemes and laptop scheme, but was unable to allocate a smaller amount for elections.

Fawad also said that the argument about the government not being able to spare eneough security would also send the wrong message to people hoping to invest in Pakistan by portraying the country as an unsafe place.

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