SC serves notices to ECP in plea regarding JUI-F’s special seat

ISLAMABAD, Apr 22 (APP): The Supreme Court on Monday served notices to respondents in a JUI-F’s petition regarding the notification of its special seat for woman in the National Assembly.
The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), in its petition, said that Sadaf Yasmeen was its candidate for the special seat but the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued the notification for Sadaf Ihsan.
The three-member SC bench  headed by Justice Amin ud Din Khan heard the case. During the hearing, Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar observed that the court would have to serve notices to the ECP and the Attorney General for Pakistan before hearing arguments.
The petitioner’s lawyer Kamran Murtaza said that a stranger was attending NA sessions on the JUI-F’s special seat. His client party did not propose the name of Sadaf Ahsan for the seat.
Justice Mazhar noted that the name of Sadaf Ihsan were included in the candidates list for the seat. The lawyer said that Sadaf Ihsan should present her party’s ticket before the court. The ECP had suspended her notification, he added.
The court served then notices to the ECP and AGP and Sadaf Ihan, and adjourned the case for two weeks.
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