CJP takes suo-moto notice of non-performance of functions by ECP

Islamabad—Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali on Wednesday took suo motu notice of non- performance of functions by Election Commission of Pakistan.
The notice was taken on press clippings of different newspapers containing the details that after completion of the term of members of the Election Commission of Pakistan, the commission is unable to perform the duties assigned to it under the Constitution and the electoral laws.
Consequently, various election processes, i.e., holding of elections against the vacant seats in the national and provincial assemblies, local government elections, issuance of notification of returned candidates and various other processes are not being completed, and the timelines provided there for are not being followed in accordance with Constitution and the law.
Taking notice of the issue, the Chief Justice of Pakistan has directed the office to fix the matter in Court for July 14 with notice to Attorney General for Pakistan, alongwith other identical matters.—APP

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