According to Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial on Tuesday, it is obvious that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) lacks the authority to extend the voting date.
remarks made by the CJP during the hearing of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-(PTI) Insaf’s appeal contesting the ECP’s choice to delay the Punjab elections until October 8.
Once the hearings got started, Usman Awan, the Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP), questioned the validity of the PTI plea.
As two judges on the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) delivered a thorough opinion in which they indicated that the earlier suo motu in the case was dismissed by a 4-3 majority, he asserted that the Lahore High Court (LHC) should be informed over election-related concerns.
He asserted that the LHC had not given the president the authority to announce the election’s date. The AGP additionally asked the court to appoint a full bench to hear the case.