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IHC suspends ECP’s order to change Islamabad’s election tribunal  

IHC suspends ECP’s order to change Islamabad’s election tribunal  

IHC suspends ECP’s order to change Islamabad’s election tribunal  

IHC suspends ECP’s order to change Islamabad’s election tribunal  

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) suspended the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) order to change the Islamabad Election Tribunal and reinstated the tribunal comprising Justice Tariq Mahmood Jahangiri.

Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Amer Farooq heard the petition against the change of the Election Tribunal. In the hearing, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Member of Assembly Anjum Aqeel, Additional Attorney General and the lawyers of the parties appeared in the court.

The court asked Anjum Aqeel that what he has written in the affidavit submitted to the Election Commission is true. Anjum Aqeel Khan could not explain the words ‘nepotism’ used in the petition on judicial inquiry.

Chief Justice Amer Farooq asked you to explain what nepotism is. On this, Anjum Aqeel said that these are legal words, “I apologize unconditionally to the court”.

During the hearing, the Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court asked the Additional Attorney General, how will you defend this ordinance. He replied that  Acting President issued an ordinance overnight.

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The court said that you people have set up an ordnance factory.

The court issued a show cause notice to Anjum Aqeel Khan and directed him to ensure attendance at every hearing and adjourned further hearing of the case till July 9.

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It may be remembered that PTI leader Ali Bukhari and others had challenged the Election Commission’s decision to change the election tribunals.

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