Saturday, June 15, 2024

Supreme Court Orders to Hold Elections in Punjab, KP In 90 Days

On Wednesday, Pakistan’s Supreme Court (SC) ruled that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) must hold elections in the provinces of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa within 90 days.

The hearing on the suo moto notice was concluded on Tuesday, and the Supreme Court (SC) declared a split decision of 3-2.

CJP Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar supported the verdict, while Justice Jamal Mandokhail and Justice Mansoor Ali Shah opposed the admissibility of the suo moto notice and dissented from the majority verdict.

Justice Shah and Justice Mandokhail in their dissenting notes agreed with the position of Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice Athar Minallah.

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