February, 23, 2024
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Election Appeals Gain Momentum Across Pakistan

Election Appeals Gain Momentum Across Pakistan

Infostani International- On the first day, individuals from Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Kasur, Daska, Mianwali, Karachi, Mardan, Charsadda, Kohat, and Hangu filed appeals. Shah Mehmood, Atif Khan, and Haleem Adil also submitted appeals, while Sheikh Rasheed, along with his nephew Basharat Raja, plans to file today. The Election Tribunal is set to make a decision by January 10.

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Electoral Appeals and Hearings: A Snapshot of the Ongoing Election Tribunal Process in Pakistan

The electoral appeals process commenced with the filing of appeals in the election tribunals against the rejection of nomination papers for both National and Provincial Assembly elections. Justice Arbab Tahir, presiding over the Islamabad High Court Election Tribunal, will conduct the hearing for Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate Shoaib Shaheen’s appeal against the rejection of his nomination papers from three National Assembly constituencies. Shoaib Shaheen, speaking with the media. Emphasized that 90 percent of citizens are facing deprivation of their right to vote.

In Rawalpindi, two candidates lodged appeals on the first day. One of them, Umair Khan Niazi of Tehreek-e-Insaf from NA-89 Mianwali, had his appeal accepted for hearing by Justice Abdul Aziz. Who summoned the Election Commission and the Returning Officer for today. Justice Mirza and Qas will hear Babar Sultan’s second appeal, filed from NA-55 Rawalpindi, today.

Election Appeals Gain Momentum Across Pakistan
The Election Tribunal aims to reach decisions on these appeals by January 10.

Current Developments in Election Appeals and Proceedings Across Pakistan

PTI candidates Mehmood ur Rashid, Muzamil Masood Bhatti, Shahid Masood, and others from various regions have filed several appeals across different constituencies. Notices and summons have been issued, and hearings are underway in different courts. Such as the Sindh High Court and Peshawar High Court.

The Election Tribunal aims to reach decisions on these appeals by January 10. Subsequently, the Returning Officers will release a new list of candidates on January 11. With nomination papers due for return on January 13. At the same time, political decision symbols will be allocated. Scrutinizing papers for reserved seats for women and minorities will continue until January 13. Justice Faisal Zaman will handle appeals for reserved seats. While different justices will deal with appeals from specific constituencies in various benches, ensuring a comprehensive and timely electoral process.

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