PTI on Saturday petitioned the Islamabad High Court (IHC) for a stay of election Committee of By-elections in Pakistan (ECP) schedule for nine general places of National Assembly (NA).
Nine seats are among 11 vacant since the adoption of resignations of PTI MNA Speaker of the National Assembly (NA) and their de-notification, last a week.
Yesterday in the elections body published notice of additional surveys for constituencies NA-22 Mardan, NA-24 Charsadda, NA-31 Peshawar, NA-45 Kurram, NA-108 Faisalabad, NA-118 Nankana Sahib, NA-237 Malir, NA-239 Korangi Karachi and NA-246 South Karachi to be held on September 25th.
NA Speaker Raja Perwaiz Ashraf stated, on July 28, accepted the resignation of 11 PTI MNA – nine on general places and two on reserved seats for women – stirring up controversy over partial acceptance of resignations. These deputies were among more than 120 who resigned en masse from their seats in the National Assembly on April 11, two days after former prime minister Imran Khan was toppled from the top office in a no-confidence vote.
Subsequently party applied to the IHC earlier this week seeking approval for all resignations and MNA PTI identification. The Court issued warnings to the President of the National Assembly, his secretary and the EKP.
Today’s petition submitted by lawyer Faisal Chaudhry alleges that PTI main petition for Adoption of all party The MNA’s resignation was pending review by the IHC.
It was about the release of elections schedule despite the fact that the court took note of the previous petition was a “deliberate and malicious attempt” to defeat PTI. cause and respondents were required follow and obey the judgment.
The petition further argued that if the elections schedule was not suspended, it would be cause “irrecoverable loss” for PTI and defeat cause of the previous application is pending.
Then in day, registrar office accepted the request and fixed it for hearing on August 10 (Wednesday), preside over Acting IHC Chief Judge Amir Farooq.
Imran for the competition on all nine places
Meanwhile, PTI Chairman Imran Khan, in sentence set while record has announced candidacy for all nine places in elections on 25 September.
During 2018 general Elections PTI chairman contested in five constituencies and emerged victorious on all of them. He defeated Khawaja Saad Rafiq of PML-N. in NA-131 Lahore, former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi of PML-N in NA-53 Islamabad, late Syed Ali Raza Abidi of MQM-Pakistan in NA-243, Ubaidullah Khan of PML-N in NA-95 Mianwali and Akram Khan Durrani in ON-35 Bannu.
at the ex-premier announcement struck many with some commentators are wondering if the PTI chair cannot find another suitable candidate and what costs need to be incurred in subsequent by-election should Imran win several places and leaves everything except one.