Sheikh Rasheed moves LHC against postponement of NA-60 election

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AML Chief Sheikh Rasheed

RAWALPINDI: Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed on Monday moved Lahore High Court’s Rawalpindi Bench against the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision to postpone polling the city’s NA-60 constituency.
The ECP had postponed polling after the arrest and disqualification of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Hanif Abbasi, Rasheed’s main contender for the seat, in the ephedrine quota case last week.
Submitting a petition through his counsel Sardar Abdul Razzaq, Rasheed has contended that election cannot be postponed due to the sentencing of a candidate.
Rasheed has mentioned in the petition that elections in the constituencies of PML-N’s Maryam Nawaz and Capt (retd) Safdar were not postponed when they were jailed in the Avenfield properties reference earlier this month.
The petition has named the ECP and relevant returning officer as respondents.

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