‘Judiciary cannot determine election date’: ECP contests SC election ruling

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An archive photo of the Board of the Election Commission of Pakistan outside its office.  — AFP
An archive photo of the Board of the Election Commission of Pakistan outside its office. — AFP

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to review its guidelines for holding elections for the Punjab Assembly on May 14, urging the Supreme Court not to intervene in its cases.

In a 14-page petition – a copy of which is available at Geo.tvthe election body said the apex court would have to review its decision as the judiciary “does not have the power to set the date of the elections”.

The petition was registered hours after Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) said it would submit a detailed account of talks between party leaders and the ruling alliance, urging the apex court to reverse its verdict in the polls case of Punjab.

“[…] it is most respectfully prayed that this August court will graciously accept the immediate review petition by reviewing, reviewing, reconsidering and recalling its implied order/ruling dated 04.04.2023, in the interest of justice and fairness,” said the petition.


This is a developing story and will be updated with more details…


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