PTI challenges ECP schedule for by-elections on vacant NA seats

PTI challenges ECP schedule for by-elections on vacant NA seats


ISLAMABAD:
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday challenged the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) timetable on by-elections for nine National Assembly seats.

PTI lawyer Faisal Chaudhry has applied to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) asking the High Court to suspend the election schedule.

The petition indicated that a petition is currently pending against the acceptance of the resignations of nine PTI leaders in a phased manner.

The Court heard the application on August 4 and issued the notice, which added that the schedule was announced even though the ECP was aware of the notice.

Call to continue requesting a halt to the ECP calendar, published August 5.

In addition, the party has requested that until a decision is made in the primary PTI case, the election calendar remains suspended.

Imran running for election alone

Hours after the ECP announced the schedule for the by-elections, PTI leader Imran Khan decided to run alone for nine seats that had been vacated after the Speaker approved accept the resignation of the delegates of his party.

According to the ECP calendar, the by-elections in the constituencies will take place on September 25.  pic.twitter.com/7jyWeP6sdq

 PTI (@PTIofficial) Aug. 2022

examining the polls for all vacant seats in Congress has raised stakes in by-elections that would otherwise be considered boring.

‘Do not trust the ECP’

Earlier, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry spoke to the media about his and the party’s lack of trust in the ECP.

Fawad said he was not ready for more time and that the election commission should have respected the court’s decision on the by-elections and stopped the timetable until August 16.

Leaders of PTI states that there is no confidence in the current election commission. “We do not trust any decisions made by this election commission and the election process

 

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