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PML-N candidate rejects poll results of NA-60

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Sajjad Khan, who lost NA-10 seat to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Sheikh Rashid Shafique, has rejected the results of by-elections in the National Assembly constituency.  The PML-N leader said he would approach an appropriate forum seeking a recount of votes cast in NA-60. He said he has been holding consultation with his lawyers in this regard. Mr Khan accused Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmad of running his nephew’s campaign to woo voters in violation of…

IHC turns down plea for postponement of polls in NA-60

ISLAMABAD: A bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday dismissed a petition seeking to postpone by-election on a National Assembly seat, NA-60, in Rawalpindi. The bench headed by Justice Amir Farooq had earlier reserved the verdict after hearing arguments from petitioner Shahid Orakzai who sought its directives for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to defer the upcoming by-poll in the Rawalpindi constituency until a decision on PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi’s appeal against life term. The ECP is set to hold…

Ruling reserved on plea for postponement of by-poll in NA-60

ISLAMABAD: A bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday reserved its ruling on a petition seeking to postpone by-election on a National Assembly seat,  NA-60, in Rawalpindi. The bench headed by Justice Amir Farooq reserved the verdict after hearing arguments from the petitioner who sought its directives for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to defer the upcoming by-poll in the Rawalpindi constituency until a decision on PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi’s appeal against life term. Justice Farooq asked the…

Supreme Court orders by-election in NA-60

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to conduct by-election in NA-60 constituency where the election was  postponed owing to the disqualification of PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi after his conviction in the ephedrine case.  A bench of the apex court directed the electoral body to hold by-election in this constituency as per the laws. This direction came after Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed withdrew his petition through which he had challenged the ECP…

Chief Justice rejects Sheikh Rashid’s plea against polls deferment in NA-60

LAHORE: The chief justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar, on Tuesday, dismissed Sheikh Rashid's petition challenging the elections delay on a National Assembly seat from Rawalpindi (NA-60). The petition was fixed for hearing at the Lahore registry of the Supreme Court under the supervision of the chief justice. The court rejected Sheikh's appeal while giving the decision in favor of polls delay in NA-60. Earlier today, the petition of Awami Muslim League (AML) chief was transferred to the Supreme Court’s Lahore registry. During…

NA-60 Election: Sheikh Rashid’s petition to be heard at SC Lahore registry

LAHORE: There is still some hope for Sheikh Rashid, as his petition against deferring election on a National Assembly seat from Rawalpindi (NA-60) is set to be taken up for hearing at Lahore registry of the Supreme Court. The petition of Awami Muslim League (AML) chief was transferred to the Supreme Court's Lahore registry earlier today, where Chief Justice Saqib Nisar will hear the petition filed by Sheikh Rashid. Sheikh approached the top court in the wake of Lahore High Court's verdict rejecting his appeal of nullifying…

Sheikh Rasheed moves SC against deferral of election in NA-60

ISLAMABAD: As a last-ditch attempt, Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has approached the Supreme Court challenging the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision of deferring election on a National Assembly seat from Rawalpindi (NA-60). The AML chief approached the top court after a Lahore High Court bench rejected his petition seeking its directives for the top electoral body to conduct election in the constituency he is contesting from, on July 25. In his petition, he stated election in NA-60 was…

Sheikh Rasheed announces to move top court for election in NA-60 constituency

ISLAMABAD: Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed on Monday announced to approach the Supreme Court in a last bid for holding of election on National Assembly seat NA-60 (Rawalpindi), ARY News reported. In a video message, he asked voters to get ready and wait for the court verdict till July 24 night and do not despair. لوگ منتظر ہی رہے ہمارے زوال کے خدا نے بھی دئے ہمیں حوصلے کمال کے pic.twitter.com/6swDkrbrtw — Sheikh Rashid Ahmad (@ShkhRasheed) July 23, 2018  He said constitutionally, the chief election…

LHC dismisses Sheikh Rasheed’s petition against NA-60 poll deferral

RAWALPINDI: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday dismissed Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed's plea against the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)'s decision to defer the election to a National Assembly seat from Rawalpindi (NA-60). A day earlier, the ECP issued a notification postponing election in NA-60 after disqualification of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Hanif Abbasi due to his conviction by the Control of Narcotics Substances Court in the ephedrine case. Sheikh Rasheed had…

NA-60 poll delay: LHC reserves verdict on Sheikh Rasheed’s appeal

RAWALPINDI: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday reserved its verdict on a petition of Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed against the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for deferring election to a National Assembly seat from Rawalpindi (NA-60).  He filed a petition in the LHC Rawalpindi bench, contending that election cannot be postponed on account of the conviction of a contestant. Why should voters of the constituency suffer due to the conviction, he asked. He pleaded with the high court to set…