ISLAMABAD (Khyber News) – Supreme Court (SC) on Friday has rejected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) plea seesking suspension of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) decision regarding re-polling in National Assembly (NA) constituency NA-75 Daska.
During the proceedings, ECP submitted a report consisting map of the constituency and other important details in the court. It was mentioned in the report that on the day of by-polls, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) had called chief secretary numerous times but he didn’t respond.
Firing incidents took place at 38 polling stations while 54 polling stations experienced 35 percent low turnout, the report stated.
Meanwhile, Justice Umar Ata Bandial said that detailed decision of ECP and reply are of great importance. The commission had ordered re-polls in NA-75 due to violation of law, he added.
Earlier in the day, the court was told that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Nosheen Iftikhar’s lawyer Salman Akram Raja has contracted coronavirus due to which he won’t be able to attend the hearing.
Raja’s assistant lawyer Azam Nazeer Tarar stated that the counsel of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is also suffering from the virus. I request you to give one-day time for the preparation of the arguments, he added.