Elections delay case: SC seeks assurances from government, PTI
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) has sought assurances from the federal government and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in the election delay case, ARY News reported on Monday.
As per details, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial said that it is unfortunate that all the respondents are in confrontation with each other. The federal government and PTI have to assure that they want a transparent election or not.
He said that the election date has been extended. Does Article 254 allow this? The court has one other case of Article 254 too. He added that the President’s date for the election is also not within 90 days.
Furthermore. CJP said that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is just a constitutional institute. He issued notice to the ECP too.
Read more: Punjab by-elections postponed till October 8
The supreme court adjourned the case till tomorrow (March 28).
Earlier, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced to delay of the Punjab by-elections which were scheduled to be held on April 30.
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.