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PTI Plans Supreme Court Appeal On PHC Decision

PTI Plans Supreme Court Appeal On PHC Decision

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Barrister Gohar Ali Khan declared on Thursday the party’s intention to appeal the Peshawar High Court’s (PHC) ruling on the reserved seats case to the Supreme Court of Pakistan. This announcement followed the PHC’s dismissal of the petition brought by the PTI-backed Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC), challenging the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision not to allocate reserved seats to the party.

In a statement to the media in the capital city, Barrister Gohar stated that PTI would organize a public gathering on March 23, with the venue to be announced shortly. He expressed concern that PTI’s winning candidates were being denied their seats due to recounts in various constituencies and urged the Supreme Court to convene a larger bench to hear the reserved seats case. He reiterated his stance that the parliament would remain incomplete until PTI received its rightful share of reserved seats.

Read more: PHC Rejects SIC Request For Reserved Seats

Furthermore, Barrister Gohar accused the ECP of plotting against PTI by entertaining pleas for vote recounts in constituencies where PTI candidates had emerged victorious in the February 8 general elections. He asserted that recounts should not be permitted after the consolidation of results and alleged that only pleas against PTI were being accepted, suggesting a biased approach by the ECP.

Responding to the PHC’s decision, PTI leader Khurrum Sher Zaman expressed disappointment but affirmed the party’s commitment to continue fighting for its rightful seats through legal means, including the Supreme Court.