Updated: 02 Apr 2021 15:00 I S
Islamabad [Pakistan], April 2 (ANI): The Pakistan Supreme Court on Friday rejected the ruling government’s appeal against the General Election Commission Pakistan (ECP) direction for re-voting in its entirety NA-75 board constituency.
Three judges Supreme Court The judge chaired by Judge Umar Ata Bandial has filed an appeal by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Ali Asjad Malhi challenged ECPFeb. 25 orders to be re-elected across constituencies, reports Dawn.
In the order, Judge Bandial said the court had made decisions based on the law, the Constitution and its own jurisdiction while saying that guidelines would be issued to prevent such incidents.
Malhi then told the media that PTI will think about filing a review petition once the detailed decision has been issued. “We believe we can beat PML-N (Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz). “
React to the news, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz took to Twitter to say that once again proved the Prime Minister Imran Khan and his “fake” government has tried to rob the people of Daska.
Re-election won’t be enough. This robber must answer for stealing people’s votes and kidnapping ECP staff, “he tweeted as he congratulated party workers who opposed the ‘vote theft’.
During the Friday trial, ECPLawyer Mian Abdul Rauf argued that the commission’s instructions made no mention of “organized conspiracy” and were based on breaking the law, while PTI Lawyer Shehzad Shaukat is calling for punishment for all those responsible for the disappearance of the chief officer, reports Dawn.
The NA-75 by-election, held in early February, was marred by violence after clashes between voters and police broke out in several places, including polling stations and police stations several times during the day.
At least two people were killed and three others injured in the shooting incident at the polling station. One of the victims reportedly was a member of the Prime Minister Imran Khan‘s PTI while others belong PML-N.
That ECP has ordered re-election on February 25 on March 18 after suspicions that the poll results were faked. The commission also ordered the suspension of several senior police officers including the police commissioner of Sialkot.
The commission then changed the date of re-election from March 18 to April 10 after the Punjab government sought time to fill vacant administrative positions, Dawn reported.
One of the main accusations related to the Daska by-election has been leveled by PML-N In the ruling party, there were 20 chief officers who “disappeared” with ballot boxes during the polls, reports The News International. (ANI)