PTI moves Supreme Court over delay in KP polls

PTI moves Supreme Court over delay in KP polls


It says KP governor had violated the March 1 order by not announcing the election date

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday filed a petition in the Supreme Court over delay in elections in Khyber Paktunkhwa. 

The development comes a day after a three-member bench of the top court set aside an order of the Election Commission of Pakistan to put off the polls in Punjab, ordering elections on May 14. The apex court had ruled that it would look into the matter related to polls in KP if any petition is filed in this regard.

The Imran Khan-led party, which is already jubilant over SC’s ruling on the Punjab Assembly elections, has made the ECP, the KP governor and others respondents in the case.

It argued that the governor was not implementing March 1 order announced by the top court, adding that the governor had made announcement for elections on media but he later backtracked. Saying elections must be held within 90 days of the dissolution of the assembly, it argued that the governor had violated the court orders.

The PTI has pleaded the court to order the governor for announcement of the elections date, besides directing the provincial and federal government to provide assistance to the electoral body.