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Court orders ECP, Governor KP to submit written replies about polls

Court orders ECP, Governor KP to submit written replies about polls

Court orders ECP, Governor KP to submit written replies about polls

Court orders ECP, Governor KP to submit written replies about polls

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  • Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim and Justice Arshad Ali heard the case.
  • Azam Swati, Shibli Faraz and Asad Qaiser appeared in the court.
  • Peshawar High Court adjourned the hearing till Thursday.
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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to submit a written response regarding elections in the province.

In the Peshawar High Court, Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim and Justice Arshad Ali heard the case on behalf of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for the timely elections of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders Azam Swati, Asad Qaiser, Shibli Faraz, and Shah Farman appeared in the court.

At the beginning of the hearing, the Advocate General stated that the Chief Secretary submitted the reply today. On this, the court said that the Governor has not submitted the reply, and the Governor should tell the court why he has not given the date yet.

Advocate General submitted that according to the constitution, the governor has time to give the date. Justice Arshad Ali said that it will be discussed later, first reply in writing was that no date was given in reply to the first letter.

The court inquired what if the Election Commission did not get the date, would be the course of action.

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The court also directed the Election Commission to submit a written reply.
On the other hand, the lawyer of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf presented the decision of the Lahore High Court in court.

The PTI lawyer stated that the Election Commission’s letter, the Governor’s reply, and the President’s letter are on record, the Governor does not want to give the date on the basis of excuses.

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Later, the Peshawar High Court adjourned the hearing till Thursday after seeking a written reply from the Election Commission and the Governor.

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