Sheikh Rasheed files plea in SC for Punjab, KP elections
LAHORE: Awami Muslim League (AML) chief and former interior minister Sheikh Rasheed has filed a plea in Supreme Court (SC) Lahore registry for election in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), ARY News reported on Friday.
As per details, President Arif Alvi, the federation and the Election Commission of Pakistan were made respondents in the plea.
The plea stated that the caretaker government should now be dissolved and a new setup should be in place.
The plea further stated that the court should direct the ECP to hold the elections within 90 days.
Read more: PUNJAB BY-ELECTIONS POSTPONED TILL OCTOBER 8
Earlier on Wednesday, 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.
The ECP spokesman said that the president Dr Arif Alvi also been informed about the postponement of elections in Punjab, adding that the new election schedule will release soon.