IHC sets aside ECP delimitation of 10 constituencies

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC)  declared today the delimitation in four more districts as void and directed Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to conduct afresh delimitations.

The court also dismissed the petitions against the delimitations in nine districts while announcing its judgment. IHC bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq conducted a hearing of petitions challenging the delimitations in different districts of the country by the ECP ahead of the general election.

While announcing its judgment, the court declared the delimitations in four districts including Ghotki, Kasur, Kharan, and Shekhupura as void.

However, the petitions related to the nine districts including Khanewa, Chaniot, Karam Agency, Rajanpur, Mansehra, Sawabi, Jakababad, Gujranwala, and Umerkot were dismissed.

The decision regarding the six districts including Haripur, Sialkot, Bahawalpur, RahimyarKhan, Banno, and Chakwal was still pending with the court. The court would conduct hearing on 31 more petitions tomorrow (Thursday 31st of May). 

It is pertinent to mention here that the total number of overturned decisions has mounted to ten in the last two days. 

 

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.