Connect with us

pakistan

Restoration of bat as election symbol: SC disposes of PTI’s plea as withdrawn

Restoration of bat as election symbol: SC disposes of PTI’s plea as withdrawn

Published

on

Restoration of bat as election symbol: SC disposes of PTI's plea as withdrawn

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday disposed of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf plea against interim order passed by the Peshawar High Court taking away bat as election symbol from the party, after the PTI withdrew its petiton. 

As the proceedings started in the apex court, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s (PTI) withdrew its plea taking the stance that another similar petition was being heard by the PHC for restoration of electoral symbol ‘bat’.


The three-bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Qazi Faez Isa and comprising Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Mussarat Hilali heard the case.

PTI counsel Hamid Khan said party’s petition was being heard by Peshawar High Court. The PTI had filed an appeal in SC to restore the PTI’s electoral symbol, ‘bat’.

Advertisement


Meanwhile, a two-member Peshawar High Court bench comprsing Justice Ijaz Anwar and Justice Syed Arshad Ali, conducted hearing of PTI’s plea seeking order for the ECP to allot PTI bat as election symbol.


Barrister Gohar Ali Khan said that the PHC would likely announce its verdict by 11 a.m. today (Wednesday).


It may be recalled that the PHC restored the Election Commission’s (ECP) December 22 decision regarding PTI’s election symbol and intra-party election, after which the party was stripped of its bat election symbol.


It must be noted that the PTI moved to the SC against the decision of the PHC.


Previously, Barrister said if the PHC’s decision came in their favour, there would be no need to approach the Supreme Court.

Advertisement


The plea filed in SC aimed to overturn the ECP’s decisions about the party’s intra-party polls and the party’s electoral symbol.


PTI leader Barrister Gohar Ali Khan expressed optimism that the bat symbol will be back, affirming the party’s commitment to follow the court judgement.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

pakistan

4.3 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of Punjab

4.3 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of Punjab

Published

on

By

4.3 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of Punjab

An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale struck various parts of Punjab including Lahore on Monday 

People came out of their homes in panic and started reciting verses from the Holy Quran. No loss of life and property was reported in any part of Punjab. 

According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre, Islamabad, the epicentre of the earthquake was located five kilometres south of Sheikhupura at the depth of 45 kilometres.

Advertisement
Continue Reading

pakistan

Pakistan Army shoots down Indian quadcopter on LoC

Pakistan Army shoots down Indian quadcopter on LoC

Published

on

By

Pakistan Army shoots down Indian quadcopter on LoC

Pakistan Army has shot down a spy quadcopter of Indian Army on the Line of Control (LoC).

According to a statement issued by the Public Relations Department of the Pakistan Army (ISPR), on Monday, an Indian Air Force quadcopter spying on Pakistan was shot down.

The ISPR said that the army has found the downed quadcopter inside Pakistani territory.

It may be recalled that it is the fifth anniversary of Operation Swift Retort today. On February 27, 2019, the Pakistan Air Force shot down Indian fighter planes that violated Pakistani airspace. 

Advertisement

Continue Reading

pakistan

PTI founder, Bushra Bibi indicted in 190m pound case

PTI founder, Bushra Bibi indicted in 190m pound case

Published

on

By

PTI founder, Bushra Bibi indicted in 190m pound case

 An accountability court indicted the PTI founder and his wife Bushra Bibi in the ill-famous 190 million pound case – also previously known as Al-Qadir Trust case – as the judge, Nasir Javed Rana, held hearing at the Adiala jail.

All the cases involving the former PTI chairman are being heard at the jail premises – where he is imprisoned – because of the security threats, for which Bushra Bibi was shifted from her Bani Gala residence where she is serving her sentences in two cases – Toshakhana and illegal/un-Islamic marriage.

Meanwhile, her husband has so far been convicted in three cases – cipher, Toshakhana and illegal/un-Islamic marriage.

During the proceedings, the two accused pleaded not guilty, as the judge adjourned proceedings till March 6 while also summoning five witnesses to record their statements on next hearing.

Advertisement

However, the accountability court accepted two pleas filed by the PTI founder, requesting permission for an appointment with his dentist and general physician.

Previously, the indictment had been postponed on several occasions due to the absence of Mohammad Bashir – the accountability court judge who is set to retire on March 14 and has applied for leave preparatory to retirement (LPR).

However, the law ministry last week appointed District and Sessions Judge Rana as an Accountability Court No 1 Islamabad judge to replace Bashir who went on leave on deputation for a period of three years. 

Advertisement
Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © GLOBAL TIMES PAKISTAN