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Supreme Court Declares Election Commission Verdict on Punjab, KP Elections Unconstitutional

The Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) election judgement made by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was declared invalid by the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday. The decision of the Pakistani Election Commission to postpone the assembly elections in the provinces of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been ruled unlawful by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

The political parties, including the PTI and the ruling alliance, were requested by the court earlier to agree on a shared date for the polls but were unable to do so. The court further remarked that the Lahore High Court had clarified that the Election Commission of Pakistan has the right to announce the date of the elections and conduct them.

Elections must be held by the government within 90 days after the assembly’s dissolution, the court ruled. The interpretation of the Constitution served as the foundation for the Supreme Court’s ruling.

The court emphasized that the Constitution is infallible and forbade the president from announcing the election’s date.

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