Islamabad High Court gives verdict over two members case of ECP
ISLAMABAD – Islamabad High Court gives verdict over two members case of Election Commission of Pakistan.
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday ordered to transfer the case of appointment of two members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to the parliament.
IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah presided over the hearing of the case, and asked the House Speaker and chairman to prevent the ECP from getting ‘non-functional’. The court further remarked that the detailed judgment would be issued.
“Can’t the parliament resolve even such a small matter? […] Does the federal government still want to defend the persisting deadlock?” the judge asked, adding that the court has its confidence on the parliament that it would resolve the issue.
“Constitutional institutions should not be made non-functional, does the government want this to happen?” he further questioned, adding that the matter pertains to public interest.