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PHC Rejects SIC Request For Reserved Seats

PHC Rejects SIC Request For Reserved Seats

The Peshawar High Court has rejected a petition filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-backed Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) challenging a decision made by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) regarding reserved seats for the party.

Today, the PHC convened for its hearing, presided over by a five-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mohammad Ibrahim Khan, alongside Justices Ijaz Anwar, Ishtiaq Ibrahim, Shakeel Ahmad, and Arshad Ali.

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During the proceedings, Barrister Ali Zafar, representing SIC, highlighted that the Constitution does not specify a deadline for parties to submit their list of nominees for reserved seats to the ECP. He argued that there is no explicit restriction against resubmitting the list or a set timeframe for its submission. Barrister Zafar further contended that the ECP had the authority to issue a subsequent schedule, akin to the one issued for general elections.

In its ruling, the court stated, “The petitions are unanimously dismissed.”