ECP stays issuance of nomination papers

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has stayed issuance of nomination papers following the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) verdict annulling the nomination papers prepared by the Parliament.
The ECP also summoned an emergency meeting and likely to make changes in the Form-A and Form-B in the backdrop of LHC’s judgement.
The ECP also barred Returning Officers (ROs) from issuing nomination papers.
Earlier, the LHC judge Justice Ayesha A Malik pronounced the reserved verdict on the constitutional petition filed by law expert Saad Rasool challenging the Section 60, 110 and 137 of the Election Act 2018.
The judge while declaring null and void the nomination papers prepared by the Parliament had ordered the ECP to prepare new nomination papers.
The court also ordered the ECP to again add the requirements of Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution in the nomination papers.

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