SC registrar raises objections to Rashid’s petition against Election Bill


Registrar of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Saturday raised objections over Sheikh Rashid Ahmed’s petition against the recently passed Election Bill 2017. The SC Registrar returned the petition to Sheikh Rashid after raising objections, saying that he did not contact any concerned forum regarding the case.
The SC Registrar further stated that the petitioner did not disclose the reasons for not contacting the forums. The apex court registrar further mentioned that the certificate attached in the petition, submitted through lawyer Farogh Naseem, did not meet the legal criteria.
Pakistan Awami League President Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, in the petition, stated that the Election Bill 2017 was passed to accommodate ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif. —INP

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