Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has made significant progress in their petition against the postponement of the general elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, with the Registrar Supreme Court allocating a number to their application without any objections. The case is expected to be heard next week.
Earlier this month, PTI had approached the Supreme Court over the Election Commission’s decision to delay the Punjab Assembly election. PTI senior leader Asad Umar had taken to Twitter to announce the petition, which was filed against the Election Commission’s decision.
Punjab Assembly Speaker Sabtain Khan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Speaker Mushtaq Ghani also filed a joint constitutional petition against the Election Commission’s decision to postpone the general elections in their respective provinces.
It should be noted that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had postponed the general elections in Punjab, which were originally scheduled for April 30, citing security concerns. The elections have now been rescheduled for October 8, 2023, with the schedule to be released later.
President Dr. Arif Alvi had proposed the April 30 date for the Punjab Assembly elections earlier this month. However, the ECP’s decision to postpone the elections has sparked controversy, leading to PTI’s petition in the Supreme Court.