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ECP meeting underway to discuss election related court verdicts

ISLAMABAD: A crucial meeting of the Election Commission of Pakistan has been underway to discuss the court decisions with regard to nomination forms and delimitation. The meeting chaired by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sardar Muhammad Raza on Saturday being attended by the four members of the election commission. Important decisions are expected in the meeting with regard to general elections scheduled to be held on July 25, this year. ECP secretary Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad has said that the Commission has…

PPP expresses reservations on IHC, BHC, LHC decisions on delimitation of constituencies

KARACHI: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Friday expressed reservations on the decisions of Islamabad High Court, Balochistan High Court and Lahore High Court on nullifying delimitation of different constituencies in their jurisdictions, ARY News reported. "The IHC, BHC and LHC decisions and timings are cause for concern particularly given nominations were to start tomorrow," said senior PPP leader Aitzaz Ahsan while addressing a press conference flanked by other party leaders including Sherry Rehman and Murad Shah in…

IHC annuls delimitation in four districts

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has annulled the delimitation of constituencies in four districts — Jhelum, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh and Lower Dir — in a verdict after completion of hearing on the petitions. IHC Justice Aamer Farooq referred the matter to the Election Commission of Pakistan to decide on the matter. The court also disposed of the petitions against the delimitation of Islamabad Capital Territory after the ECP representatives assured the court that the anomalies were being rectified. According…

ECP publishes final delimitation of constituencies

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has finalized and published the final delimitation of the constituencies of the national and provincial assemblies. The commission had published a preliminary list of constituencies of national and provincial assemblies on 5th of March this year demarcated in the wake of census 2017. ECP officials said it received 1286 objections during thirty days till 3rd of the last month, out of which 689 objections were received from Punjab, 284 from Sindh, 181  from KP, 104…

Senate to hold vote on Constitutional Amendment Bill today

ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday is to hold a vote on 24th Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017 pertaining to delimitation of the constituencies ahead of upcoming general elections in 2018. The bill was earlier tabled in upper house of the parliament on Friday but it could not be passed due to lack of quorum. The house of 104 needed a two-thirds majority – 69 senators – to pass the bill whereas less than 50 legislators attended the session. In light of Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017, Punjab is to lose nine seats in…