JI candidates seek contempt proceedings against CEC

JI candidates seek contempt proceedings against CEC


Plea says Sikandar Sultan Raja has disregarded SHC order

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KARACHI (Dunya News) - The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) candidates have filed a petition in the Sindh High Court (SHC) seeking contempt proceedings against Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja and others. 

The contempt of court petition has been filed by provincial assembly candidates Junaid Makati, Wajhul Hassan, Nusratullah, Muhammad Ahmed, and Muhammad Akbar through their counsel Usman Farooq. 

The petition stated the SHC had instructed to release the notification of polls results after hearing the arguments of candidates but the CEC did so without hearing the arguments. 

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It said the CEC had committed contempt of court by denying the candidates an opportunity to advance arguments. The plea demanded stern action against Raja for disregarding court's direction.