SC orders to set petitions challenging Electoral Reforms Act 2017 for hearing

22 Nov, 2017 10:25 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has on Wednesday rejected all the objections of the Registrar Office against Electoral Reforms Act 2017 and ordered to set the petitions for hearing

Nine applicants including Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed and Member National Assembly Jamshed Dasti had had challenged the Registrar Office’s decision of rejecting the petitions challenging the Electoral Reforms Act 2017.

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the petitions.

Earlier, the Supreme Court’s Registrar Office had refused to accept a petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan seeking to set aside the controversial Election Reforms Act 2017 that had paved the way for ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif to remain party president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

The Registrar Office refused the petition, raising the objection that the PTI chief had not approached the appropriate forum before moving the top court and that he did not state the reason for doing so.

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