The Peshawar High Court has restrained the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) from taking a final decision on the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) intra-party election while continuing its proceedings.
According to details, a hearing was held in the Peshawar High Court on a petition of the PTI against the Election Commission of Pakistan's notice on the intra-party election. Justice S. M. Atiq Shah and Justice Shakeel Ahmed conducted the hearing.
The petitioner's lawyer said that the election commission cannot hear the case against intra-party elections; it can withdraw the electoral symbol of the bat from the party.
Justice Shah addressed the lawyer and asked how he could estimate this.
Qazi Anwar Advocate told the court that the election commission was exceeding its jurisdiction. PTI Chairman Barrister Gohar Ali Khan said whoever challenged the elections was not part of the party.
After hearing the preliminary arguments of the lawyer, the court stopped the Election Commission of Pakistan from taking a final decision on the PTI intra-party election case. It said the ECP should not pass a final order until a decision is made on the application.
The court adjourned the hearing till December 19.