Supreme Court dismisses Sheikh Rasheed’s petition against NA-60 verdict

Election Desk: The Supreme Court on Tuesday in a hearing  presided over by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar at the Lahore Registry dismissed Awami Muslim League (AML) President Sheikh Rasheed’s petition challenging an earlier decision by the Lahore High Court (LHC) to postpone polls in NA-60.

Sheikh Rasheed’s counsel, Sardar Abdur Razzaq, had filed a petition which maintained that the LHC did not consider the law in its earlier ruling.

“For the first time, elections in a constituency have been postponed for a convict being sentenced to life imprisonment,” the petition stated.

The elections in a constituency can only be postponed in the event of a candidate’s death, Sheikh Rasheed argued in his filed petition.

The petition called for annulling the ECP’s notification, and issuance of an order to hold elections as per schedule in NA-60 on July 25.