MML registration matter: IHC issues notices to ECP

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) had issued notices to federation and Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in a plea seeking direction for electoral poll body to enlist Milli Muslim League (MML) in its record, allot election symbol and restrain the interior ministry from interfering in the enlistment matter.

Justice Aamir Farooq issued the notices after hearing preliminary arguments placed by the Raja Rizwan Abbasi counsel for the petitioner, Sailfullah Khalid.

During the course of proceedings, Abbasi requested the bench that none of the office bearer of the party was associated with any proscribed or banned organization, adding the office bearers were highly educated and not even fictitious FIR exists against any of them.

He further argued that declining of the request for registration as political party was in violation of the constitution and the Political Parties Order (PPO), 2002.

He requested the court to declare ECP order dated October 11 which declined registration of MML as political party, illegal and to scrutinize the documents afresh.

The bench after hearing the arguments issued notice to the respondents and adjourned the case till November 13.

 

 

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