IHC Judge Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiquie suspends Election Act 2017

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has on Tuesday suspended the Election Act 2017 on a petition filed by Molana Allah Wasaya and issued notice to the concerned parties.
The court also summoned report from the investigative committee headed by Leader of the House in Senate Raja Zafarul Haq.
Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of IHC heard the case in which petitioner Molana Allah Wasaya had requested the court to declare the Election Act 2017 null and void as the Khatm-e-Nabuwat clause was removed from it.
The deputy attorney general argued that the government is heading towards next general elections with the same bill, and its suspension will create chaos in the country.
He requested the court not to suspend the election act without hearing government’s stance on it.
Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui remarked that the court does not care about the consequences as the matter of Khatm-e-Nabuwat was highly sensitive.
He then suspended the act.


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