Pakistani Court Ordered Election Commission Of Pakistan To Immediately Announce Date For Polls In Punjab | Pakistan: Pakistan commission reprimanded for not holding elections on time, said the court
Pakistani Court On Election Commission: The Lahore High Court of Pakistan reprimanded the Election Commission of Pakistan for not conducting elections. The court ordered the Election Commission to immediately announce the dates for the assembly elections in Punjab province.
This order of the court is being seen as a setback for the Pakistan Muslim League-N PML(N)-led ruling coalition. It is believed that this order of the court is a victory for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan.
What did the court say?
A single bench of the Lahore High Court, headed by Justice Jawad Hasan, said in a late night verdict that the Election Commission is bound to conduct elections within 90 days of the dissolution of the Assembly. The court asked the commission to release the election schedule. The High Court gave this verdict on the petition of PTI. On Friday (10 February), the court had reserved its decision.
‘Government had fallen in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’
The governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces had dissolved their assemblies more than 20 days ago. Its purpose was to pressurize the federal government to hold fresh elections. Instead of accepting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s demand to dissolve the National Assembly and hold fresh elections, the PML(N) and its allies had said that elections to the two provincial assemblies would be held only after the federal government’s term ends in August. Should also be
After this, the governors of both the provinces refused to fix the date for holding elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to the constitution, elections should be held within 90 days of the dissolution of the assembly.
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