Hearing on writ petition Thursday
The High Court yesterday fixed Thursday for holding hearing on a writ petition seeking its directives on the authorities to hold the 10th parliamentary elections under a non-party caretaker government.
The HC bench of Justice Mirza Hussain Haider and Justice Muhammad Khurshid Alam Sarkar fixed the date after accepting the petition filed by Supreme Court lawyer Eunus Ali Akond.
Akond on Thursday filed the petition pointing out that the Supreme Court in a judgement on the 13th amendment to the constitution on May 10, 2011 declared the caretaker government system illegal and unconstitutional, but it observed that the next two parliamentary elections might be held under the system.
The country's politics has witnessed a volatile situation following the abolition of the caretaker government system, he stated in the petition.
The petitioner also prayed to the HC to issue a rule asking the government, the Election Commission, Awami League chief and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to explain why they should not be directed to hold the next two parliamentary elections under the caretaker government system.