ECP Again Defers Verdict on Challenge to PTI’s Intra-party Polls

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Islamabad (December 05, 2017): The Election Commission of Pakistan again deferred announcement of its reserved verdict on a petition challenging intra-party elections of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf for December 13, 2017.

A three member bench of the commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner heard the case in Islamabad.

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As again a member of the particular bench of ECP which had reserved the verdict was not available for today the Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sardar Raza Khan postponed the announcement of the reserved verdict.

The bench adjourned the proceeding till December 13 to announced the reserved verdict.Last month the ECP had reserved its verdict on a petition challenging the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) intra-party elections ─ held in June ─ on the grounds that the polling process violated the party’s constitution.

On June 22 ─ 10 days after the PTI held the poll ─ Yusuf Ali, the former general secretary of the PTI’s Swabi chapter, had filed the petition before the ECP and asked the commission to declare the election null and void.The ECP had reserved its verdict after hearing arguments from the counsel representing the petitioner and Advocate Babar Awan, the counsel representing the party before the commission.

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Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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