HC to hear writ on parliament dissolution Sunday

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

High CourtThe High Court on Wednesday fixed Sunday for hearing the writ petition filed seeking its directives on dissolution of the 10th parliament 42 days ahead of the national election and formation of a caretaker government, reports UNB.

A HC bench of justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and justice Md Ashraful Kamal fixed the date following a hearing on the petition today.

On 1 October last, Supreme Court lawyer Eunus Ali Akond filed the writ with the bench concerned of the High Court seeking its directives on dissolution of the 10th parliament 42 days ahead of the next national election as well as formation of a caretaker government.

The writ also sought issuance of a rule asking the respondents to take steps for dissolving parliament and forming a caretaker government.

It also sought an order staying the announcement of the election schedule until the rule is disposed of.

The law secretary, legislative and parliamentary affairs secretary, secretary to the president, cabinet secretary, secretary to prime minister's office, Jatiya Sangsad secretary and chief election commissioner have been made respondents to the writ.

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