Pakistan's Supreme Court says actions of provincial governments to fight pandemic may violate federalism
Supreme Court of Pakistan (photo credit: ImposterVT/flickr)
The Supreme Court on Monday expressed dismay over shutting down of business activities by the provincial governments, wondering if their decision was against the mandate of the Constitution.
Citing Fourth Schedule from the Constitution that deals with the Federal Legislative List (FLL), Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed questioned which authority had empowered the provincial governments to encroach upon the revenue generation domain of the federation and that too without prior concurrence of the president or the federal government.
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