Lahore High Court gives a blow to General Elections 2018 schedule

Lahore High Court gives a blow to General Elections 2018 schedule
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LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday annulled the nomination papers prepared by the Parliament.

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, ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to prepare new nomination papers.

The court ordered the ECP to again add the requirements of Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution in the nomination papers.

Earlier, the counsel of the petitioner while presenting his arguments had said that the members of the parliament had not right to make changes in the nomination papers as this is the responsibility of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

The ECP representative had also told the court that new nomination papers can be prepared in seven days.

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