Petitions against the results of 18 constituencies, including those of Maryam Nawaz, Khawaja Asif, Atta Tarar, were dismissed

Petitions against the results of 18 constituencies, including those of Maryam Nawaz, Khawaja Asif, Atta Tarar, were dismissed


The Lahore High Court dismissed petitions against the election results of 18 constituencies, including the constituencies of Maryam Nawaz, Khawaja Asif and Atta Tarar.

The Lahore High Court gave a safe decision on the admissibility of petitions against the election results, Justice Ali Baqir Najafi gave a safe decision.

Justice Ali Baqir Najafi of Lahore High Court heard the applications of Salman Akram Raja and Rehana Dar and others.

As the petitioners challenged the results of Form 47, the court asked whether a petition could be filed directly in the High Court.

The lawyer of the Election Commission said that the petitions cannot be filed in the Lahore High Court at the initial stage. Applicants should approach the Election Commission and the Commission will hear them.

The results of the constituencies of Maryam Nawaz, Khawaja Asif, Attaullah Tarar as well as the constituencies of Aoon Chaudhry, Abdul Aleem Khan and others were challenged in the court.

The Lahore High Court in its decision said that the petitions are not admissible, the petitioners should refer to the Election Commission.

The written judgment further said that the petitioners should approach the Election Commission under Section 8 and 9 of the Election Act, 2017. The Election Commission should decide under Article 218 of the Constitution.

In the decision, it is said that the Election Commission will decide whether the results will be compiled in the presence or absence of the petitioner, the decision of the Election Commission should be in accordance with the Election Act.



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