SC bars ECP from issuing PP-217 Multan election schedule

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Tuesday barred Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) from issuing election schedule of PP-217 Multan and to submit whole record of the case.

A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, heard the case. The bench also said the notification of Muhammad Salman, successful candidate in general election from the said seat, would remain denotified. Rana Waqar, counsel for Shah Mahmood Qureshi, said the winning candidate was denotified over mentioning wrong date of birth in his nomination papers and appealed the apex court to summon the whole record into the matter.

The counsel said the ECP verdict did not base on facts and pleaded the court to suspend it.

The court rejected the plea to suspend the ECP decision on interim orders. Justice Azmat Saeed said the court would decide the matter after reviewing whole record of the case. Later, hearing of the case was adjourned until March 19.

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