ECP jurisdiction over PML-Q intra-party election case challenged – Pakistan


The rehearing in the case has been adjourned to August 18.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader and Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Tuesday challenged the jurisdiction of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in the case of intra-party PML-Q elections.

A five-member bench of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) heard Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain’s plea, challenging PML-Q’s intra-party elections.

At the start of the hearing, Pervaiz Elahi’s lawyer challenging the scope of the ECP said the electorate could not hear the case.

He said the LHC ordered ECP to reconsider its jurisdiction in the case, to which ECP member Judge Ikramullah said LHC did not bind ECP in the case.

Chief Electoral Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja ordered Pervaiz Elahi’s lawyer to submit written reservations to the ECP. “We are not required to decide your plea immediately,” the ECP chief said and added that after hearing the arguments, we will decide how to proceed with the case.

Meanwhile, the rehearing in the case has been adjourned until August 18.

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