Tribunal adjourns plea about NA-48 election results till July 15

Tribunal adjourns plea about NA-48 election results till July 15

Tribunal adjourns plea about NA-48 election results till July 15

Tribunal adjourns plea about NA-48 election results till July 15

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Tribunal of Islamabad on Tuesday adjourned hearing till July 15, on a petition against the election results in NA-48 Islamabad.

Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahagiri, hearing the case, remarked that anyone could file application to the registrar office to get a certified copy of the record.

He remarked even a common citizen and journalist could file the application if they wanted to see the record.

The election tribunal said that it was compulsory for the presiding officer to provide form-45 to the polling agent if he didn’t do it then he has to write reason for it.

The tribunal said that it would summon the presiding officer and would inquire if he had accomplished the legal procedure.

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It, however, said there are a total of 261 presiding officers and they all couldn’t be made respondents.

The court ordered member national assembly Raja Khuram Nawaz and returning officer to submit form-45, 46 and 47 to the registrar office.

Justice Jahangiri questioned the official of Election Commission of Pakistan regarding the EMS system and asked whether the presiding officers sent forms or not.

The ECP’s lawyer said that he would inform the court after taking instructions from the commission.

The court remarked that if the presiding officer wouldn’t provide forms to polling agents then action would be taken under Election Act. The PO is supposed to make ten packets and took receiving from agents, he said.

Petitioner Ali Bokhari adopted the stance that no signatures were taken from him or his polling agents. Even he was not allowed to enter, he said.

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ECP’s lawyer objected on the stance and said that this matter is not raised in the petition. The election tribunal said that it was not a civil suit instead it is a tribunal, we have to go to the depth of the matter.

Justice Jahangiri said that who was responsible if anyone has done illegal act. The further hearing of the case was then adjourned.

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