SC rejects PTI’s plea against ECP’s order

Lahore, 19th March: Supreme Court (SC) declines to spend ECP order on re-polling in Daska NA-75.

Baaghi TV: According to reports, Supreme Court has once again rejected the plea on Friday by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) seeking suspension of Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision regarding re-polling in NA-75 Daska.

As per reports, during the proceedings, ECP submitted a petition telling that on the day of by-polls, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) had called chief secretary, IGP many times but they didn’t respond.

In the argument, PTI’s lawyer stated before the court that his client has no issue with re-polling at 20 polling stations and pleaded with the court to declare the ECP’s ruling null and void until the hearing of the case in the apex court.

Justice Muneeb Akhtar addressed Justice Umar Ata Bandial and remarked that nothing will change even if we nullify the ECP’s orders. We respect the constitutional institutions. It is good to go ahead this time.

According to reports, the court was told that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Nosheen Iftikhar’s lawyer Salman Akram Raja has contracted coronavirus due to which he won’t be able to attend the hearing.

Azam Nazeer further said that Salman Akram Raja can record his arguments via video link, that is if the court wants it.

The court adjourned the hearing of the case until next week.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) ordered re-polling at all polling stations of Daska-Sialkot NA-75 over rigging.

As per reports, ECP has rescheduled the Daska NA-75 by-election, which will now be held on April 10.

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