Court to Hear Plea on Holding Senate Elections in KP

News Desk2 weeks ago

Azam Swati of the PTI filed the case, arguing that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has not yet held Senate elections in conjunction with votes in other provinces.

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In his appeal, PTI chief Azam Swati said that the ECP made its decision without consulting the candidates running for the Senate.
The plea will be heard on Thursday by a two-judge PHC bench made up of Justice Shakeel Ahmed and Justice SM Attique Shah.

It is important to note that on April 2, Senate elections were held nationwide, with the exception of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). On the opposition members’ request, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) decided to postpone the elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senate elections have been postponed, according to Provincial Election Commissioner Shamshad Khan, who made this announcement following consultation with Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja.

Since there is still disagreement over the swearing-in of the opposition members of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly who were elected to reserved seats, the opposition members moved the ECP.

The opposition, led by Ahmad Karim Kundi of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), expressed worries over the non-swearing-in of 25 members, claiming that this might affect the election’s impartiality.

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