LAHORE: A petition has been filed in Supreme Court (SC) Lahore registry seeking nullification of the federal budget for the financial year 2018-19.

Petitioner has taken the plea in the petition filed through Shafqat Mehmood Chohan advocate that the present government is not authorized to present federal budget as its tenure is about to end.

The government has overstepped its powers by presenting full fiscal year’s budget which is an extra constitutional step.

Under the constitution, anyone who is not a member of national assembly or Senate is not authorized to present budget.

The petitioner has taken the stance further the voter's confidence, desires and ballot have been insulted by presenting the budget. Tabling federal budget is based on mala fide intent.

The petitioner prayed the court to declare federal budget as null and void