Monday, October 18, 2021

ECP forms tribunals with 120-day deadline to resolve election-related complaints

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has set up 20 tribunals to hear the complaints of the candidates related to the 2018 General Elections.

Out of these 20 tribunals, eight are assigned to address the grievances of Punjab candidates. Similarly, five tribunals are for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), four for Sindh and three for Balochistan.

The ECP has directed the tribunals to address the complaints of the election candidates within a time period of 120 days.

For the four tribunals in Sindh, Justice Umar Siyal, Justice Yousuf Ali Saeed, Justice Mohammad Shafi Siddiqui, and Justice Khadim Hussain Shaikh — all from the Sindh High Court — have been appointed as heads.

For the three Balochistan tribunals, Justice Hashim Khan Kakar, Justice Abdullah Baloch and Justice Nazeer Ahmed Langove — all judges of the Balochistan High Court — have been appointed as heads.

While, Lahore High Court’s Justice Mamoon Rasheed, Justice Shahid Mubeen, Justice Shahid Jameel Khan, Justice Chaudhry Muhammad Iqbal, Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti, Justice Sardar Ahmed Naeem, Justice Mujahid Mustaqeem and Justice Waqas Rauf have been appointed to head each of the eight Punjab tribunals.

Meanwhile, Peshawar High Court’s Justice Musarrat Hilali, Justice Lal Jan Khattak, Justice Muhammad Ghazanfar Khan, Justice Abdul Shakoor Khan and Justice Aijaz Anwar have been roped in to lead each of the five Khyber Pakhtunkhwa election tribunals.

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