In a setback for government, IHC announced verdict against presidential notification on ECP members

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In a setback for government, IHC announced verdict against presidential notification on ECP members

*ISLAMABAD: **In a setback for government, IHC announced verdict against presidential notification on ECP members.*

*A bench of Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday suspended a presidential notification with regard to appointment of two members of the Election Commission of Pakistan.*

A single bench of IHC comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard a petition filed by Barrister Jahangir Khan Jadoon.

In the hearing, Justice Athar Minallah link observed that the honour and prestige of the Parliament is supreme. The elected representatives in the parliament should decide the matter themselves.

The National Assembly Speaker link and Senate Chairman link in a joint endeavor should resolve the issue regarding appointment of two members of the ECP between the Treasury and Opposition Benches so that the provisions of the Constitution are upheld in letter and spirit.”

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