PM Imran Khan, Asad Umar move IHC against ECP notice

Prime Minister Imran Khan (left) and Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar can be seen attending a PTI rally. National news

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Minister for designing, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar have challenged the committee of Pakistan’s (ECP) notice served to them for partaking within the March eleven Lower Dir rally. National news

The petition has been accepted, with IHC magistrate atar Minallah set to listen to it shortly despite objections from the court’s registrar workplace.

On identical day of the jalsa, the ECP had issued a notice to the prime minister et al., together with KP Governor crowned head Farman, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, and federal ministers crowned head Mahmood Qureshi, Parvez Khattak, Murad Saeed, Asad Umar, provincial cupboard members Shafiullah, Anwar Zeb and Liaqat Ali. National news

“You ar needed to look head to head or through counsel during this workplace at the side of a written statement on March fourteen at 10:30 am,” declared the notice to the PM et al..

It mentioned that just in case of failure to submit the written reply, or showing head to head or through counsel, AN ex-parte call are going to be taken underneath Section 234 of the Elections Act 2017.

Challenging the ECP’s notices nowadays, federal minister Umar aforesaid that the election body cannot ignore the law — Elections (Amendment) Ordinance 2022 — within the field.

Talking to journalists upon arrival at the IHC, he aforesaid that the petition, co-signed by PM Imran Khan and himself, has been filed in court.

The minister was of the read that the ECP didn’t have the authority to interpret the law. Umar aforesaid that they requested the court to begin hearing the petition straightaway.

The ECP and therefore the federation are created parties within the petition through the Secretary cupboard.

“Does the ECP have the authority to get rid of AN change from the code of conduct of the Elections Act?” PM Imran Khan and Umar asked within the petition.

As per the petition, the ECP profaned laws by serving notices to the PTI leaders for attending a public meeting.

After the promulgation of the ordinance, the ECP cannot bar place holders from attending AN election campaign, it maintained.

The petitioners pleaded with the court to declare ECP’s March 10-11 notices null and void.

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