‘Bogus’ voter lists: SC to resume hearing on Imran’s petition today

The PTI chief has reques­ted the court to restra­in the ECP from holdin­g by-electi­ons until lists are correc­ted.


Azam Khan February 05, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will resume hearing on Monday on a petition filed by Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan on fake electoral lists of the Election Commission of Pakistan.

A four-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, will hear the case. Justice Khilji Arif Hussain, Justice Tariq Pervez and Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmani are other members of the bench.

On February 3, Hamid Khan, Imran’s lawyer, filed a follow-up application that despite clear directions by the court, the ECP had issued a notification for by-elections without preparing corrected electoral rolls that eliminated bogus voters. In his civil miscellaneous appeal, Imran has requested the court to restrain the ECP from holding by-elections on these voter lists.

Earlier, the ECP had stated that the deadline given by the Supreme Court to purge the lists of bogus votes by February 23, 2012 was ‘not humanly possible’, and had sought assistance from political parties for extension of the deadline.

COMMENTS (35)

abdul | 9 years ago | Reply

Where this Maryam and Colonel has gone now? I am that both are the same person.

AQ | 9 years ago | Reply

@Maryam: Bogus votes do exist. In existing voter lists there are multiple votes for single persons, there are votes for dead people and there are votes for people who don't exist at all. People have one vote on old identity cards and one with the computerized ones. I saw some of that during 2008 elections myself and I am sure nobody can deny the fact that the present voter lists are faulty. So what's the fuss about.. Why don't some people want clean and valid voter lists? Why has Imran fobia extended so far?

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