ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday served notices to respondents on a petition challenging the intraparty elections of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) in Balochistan. The bench directed President PML-N Balochistan Abdul Qadir, Secretary-General Ahsan Iqbal and Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to submit written reply till next date of hearing. Justice Aamer Farooq of Islamabad High Court heard the case filed by the PMLN’s office bearers of a Balochistan’s district Ajmal Awan and Asghar Ali. The petitioner’s counsel Muhammad Ishtiaq Advocate pleaded before the court that the current intraparty elections in the province were disputed, adding that the fair and transparent elections were a right of the party workers. He prayed the court to declare the PML-N’s intraparty elections in Balochistan as null and void. The lawyer said that the ECP had also been informed about the controversial elections.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 24th, 2019.