Election Commission contempt case, petitions against PTI leadership disposed of

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Election Commission contempt case, petitions against PTI leadership disposed of


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The Supreme Court of Pakistan, while hearing the Election Commission contempt case against PTI Chairman Imran Khan, Fawad Chaudhry and Asad Umar, disposed of the petitions against the leadership of the Election Commission.

Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial heard the case.

The Supreme Court has said in the order that according to the law, the operation of contempt of Election Commission will continue, the High Courts should quickly decide on the petitions of PTI against the contempt of Election Commission.

The Supreme Court has said in its order that according to the Election Commission, the Lahore High Court has prevented them from issuing an order against the leadership of PTI.

The Supreme Court declared that the order against the leadership of PTI will be passed after the completion of the proceedings of the contempt of election commission.

During the hearing, DG Law of the Election Commission told the court that there are cases against the Election Commission in Lahore, Sindh and Islamabad High Courts.

He requested that the petitions of PTI against the Election Commission should be consolidated.

PTI’s lawyer Anwar Mansoor opposed the request saying that the cases cannot be consolidated just for the convenience of the parties.

Justice Athar Minullah inquired that the Election Commission is a constitutional body, how can an injunction be given on its proceedings?

PTI’s lawyer Anwar Mansoor replied that no injunction has been given on the action of Election Commission, PTI leaders have submitted their reply.

The Chief Justice of Pakistan inquired whether the cases pending in different High Courts can be consolidated or not.

He also ordered to assist the court in the light of judicial precedents.

The Election Commission requested a respite until the court verdict is read.

After which the Supreme Court of Pakistan adjourned the hearing of the contempt of election commission case.



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