ECP to re-conduct hearing of MQM-P’s convenership issue on March 7

Govt, opposition committee fails to select chief election commissioner

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday has adjourned the hearing of a case pertaining to the convenership of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) until March 7.
Media outlets reported that the case was adjourned without any further development.
On Thursday, Farooq Sattar had challenged jurisdiction of ECP regarding the case. He had said that the solution to such issues was already present in party’s law, concluding that therefore, the ECP could not hear such matters.
ECP’s responsibility is to arrange elections for Senate, national and provincial assemblies, he added.
Earlier, lawyers Farogh Naseem from MQM Bahadurabad group and Babar Sattar from MQM PIB group had appeared in ECP.
Farogh Naseem told the commission that Farooq Sattar conducted so-called intraparty elections over which ECP sought reply from Sattar in the next hearing.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here