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Changes in nomination papers: ECP to file petition in SC today

Changes in nomination papers: ECP to file petition in SC today

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will tomorrow filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the decisions of Lahore High Court (LHC) regarding annulment of nomination papers and delimitation of constituencies.

Sources said that the ECP has prepared a petition which will be filed in the apex court’s Lahore Registry today (Sunday) and the ECP’s lawyers will also be appear in the Lahore Registry.

The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) also gave approval of filing petitions in Balochistan and Lahore High Courts against the LHC verdict.

The petition prepared by the ECP stated that there is ambiguity in LHC’s verdict on nomination papers for upcoming general election 2018.

The petition stated that the LHC ordered the Commission to prepare new nomination papers but kept the Clauses of the Election Act 2018 intact.

The ECP accepts this right of the parliament that it has power to amend the nomination papers and that is why the ECP is moving to the court to seek clarity, it added.

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