islamabad: Pakistan’s High Court on Saturday said that violation of the party constitution during the election of the chairman of jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party ‘PTI’ has been “proved”. Chief Justice Qazi Faiz Isa said, “The constitution of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) says that the chairman will be elected at an interval of every two years, while the other (members) will be elected every three years. Violation of the party constitution is proved to this extent.” Jatsit Isa, who was leading a three-member bench, was hearing the Election Commission’s petition, according to Dawn.com report. The Peshawar High Court (PHC) decision to reinstate ‘Balle’ was challenged.
The Election Commission will allot election symbols to political parties on Saturday ahead of the February 8 general elections, Dawn reported. Earlier on Friday, in a blow to PTI, the Chief Justice ruled that the High Court order to restore the election symbol ‘bat’ was prima facie flawed. The commission had on Thursday moved the apex court against the decision of the Peshawar High Court (PHC), which set aside its decision declaring organizational elections in Khan’s party as “unconstitutional” and canceling the cricket ‘bat’ election symbol. Had given.
The Election Commission had on December 22 barred PTI from using ‘Balla’ as its election symbol for the upcoming February 8 elections, citing irregularities in its internal elections. Following the commission’s decision to cancel their symbol, PTI challenged it in the PHC, where a single-member bench granted temporary relief and reinstated the symbol and sent the case to a larger bench for hearing on January 9. . In a dramatic development, the PHC reversed its earlier decision and upheld the ECP order.
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