ANP challenges postponement of by-polls

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TARIQ SAEED
Peshawar

The Awami National Party that is a component of 11 parties ruling alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement has challenged the election commission’s notification of postponing by-elections in the country terming the same as unconstitutional.

ANP’s provincial chief Aimal Wali Khan has filed petition in Peshawar High Court against the election commission’s decision. Petitioner has pleaded to the court to declare the decision of the electoral body regarding deferral of by elections as void.

The election commission’s September 8 notification has been unconstitutional, and it should be declared null and void, Aimal Wali pleaded to the court.

“The ECP should be ordered to hold election as per the schedule, on September 25”. The petitioner requested the court.

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