Context: On August 18, 2019, after launching a tree plantation drive, Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, MPA, made the following claim whilst assessing the PTI governments first year performance.
Claim: “The Council of Common Interests is supposed to meet every 90 days according to the Constitution while its last meeting took place in October or November, about 10 months ago.”
Claimant: Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, MPA
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn4e2r7qb20 (8:30)
- http://www.na.gov.pk/uploads/documents/1333523681_951.pdf (Constitution of Pakistan)
- http://pmo.gov.pk/press_release_detailes.php?pr_id=2541 (Press Release by the Prime Minister’s Office)
Report: Article 154 (3) of the Constitution of Pakistan states that the Council of Common Interests “shall have a permanent Secretariat and shall meet at least once in ninety days.” The Council last gathered for a meeting on November 19, 2018.