ECP asked to withdraw decision delaying Punjab elections
LAHORE: Senior lawyer Azhar Siddique has said that the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to postpone elections in Punjab is against the constitution and the law and contempt of court.
Advocate Azhar, who is also chairman of the Judicial Activism Panel, wrote a letter to the ECP suggesting it to withdraw the decision to postpone the election.
The Supreme Court lawyer wrote that according to the constitution, the ECP has to hold clear and transparent elections, and the apex court has given a clear order in this regard.
Postponing the election till October 8 is also a violation of the Constitution and the Election Act, Advocate Azhar wrote in his letter.
According to Advocate Azhar, the ECP should complete arrangements to hold the election on April 30.
Read more: Punjab by-elections postponed till October 8
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday announced to delay of the Punjab by-elections which were scheduled to be held on April 30.
According to details, the ECP withdrew the Punjab Election Program notification issued on March 8 and decided to postpone the Punjab election and announced October 08 as the new date for elections in Punjab.