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Pakistan Punjab

SJC removes PTI’s petition against ECP members


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Judicial Commission of Pakistan on Monday has removed a case against members of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) that claimed ECP was responsible irregularities in 2013 General Election.

According to details, decision was taken in a session chaired by Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali.

The reference was filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawyers wing on August 26, asking removal of ECP members under report of Judicial Commission that probed allegation of rigging earlier this year.

The petitioner, Gohar Nawaz, alleged that the ECP members did not perform their due duties honestly during General Election 2013.

He added that the nominated members are responsible for election irregularities and therefore they should be unseated as per article 209 of constitution.

Also it is to be kept in mind that PTI has shown worst performance in the recent Local Bodies elections in Sindh and Punjab.

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