thenews.com.pk 22 Sep, 2020 02:15 am

SHC reserves judgment on PSP plea against ballot count in Karachi elections

SHC reserves judgment on PSP plea against ballot count in Karachi elections
The Sindh High Court on Monday reserved the judgment on a Pak Sarzameen Party’s petition challenging the ballot count in all the polling stations of Karachi in the 2018 General Election after...

The petitioner’s counsel, Hasan Sabir, said the returning officers and the presiding officers had failed to comply with the mandatory requirements of the Elections Act and the Election Rules.He said the polling agents were not allowed to witness the counting of votes, and that the presiding officers did not prepare the results of the ballot count in the presence of the polling agents of the candidates.Sabir said the presiding officers did not affix the result of the vote count to the polling stations and Form 45 and Form 46 were not provided to the polling agents of the candidates.The SCH allowed Pakistan People Party MPA Shajreel Inam Memon’s spouse to travel abroad for two weeks.

She said she wanted to travel abroad due to the examination of her son and requested the court to remove her name from ECL.The court, however, granted two weeks time to the petitioner to travel abroad and adjourned the hearing.

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