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LHC approves PTI’s plea for Punjab elections

PTI’s lawyer stated that we wrote to governor for elections but he did not act.

Published by Noor Fatima



Lahore: The Lahore High Court (LHC) Monday approved Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) petition for the date of election in Punjab.

Justice Jawad Hassan heard the case in the presence of Barrister Ali Zafar on behalf of PTI while party leader Asad Umar was also present in the court.

PTI's lawyer argued that after the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly, the governor should announce the date of the election which should be held within 90 days.

To which Justic Jawad said: “Elections should be held in 90 days,” adding that first of all you should make the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) a party in it.

The court inquired Ali Zafar whether you have asked the governor for the date of the election. Barrister Ali Zafar stated that according to constitution, the governor should fulfill his constitutional duties. Justice Jawad said that we will find out who should conduct the election.

During the hearing, the court called Asad Umar to the rostrum and directed him to read the preamble of the constitution, on which he read the preamble.

Barrister Ali took the stand that according to the law, the governor is bound to announce a date to hold the election in 90 days and we wrote to the governor but he did not act.

On this the Jawad Hassan added that we have to fight for Pakistan's democracy.

Later, the court allowed the PTI's request for election’s date in Punjab.

While issuing notices to the Principal Secretary of Governor Punjab and Election Commission, the court adjourned the hearing till February 3.

Asad Umar’s Statement

After the hearing, Asad Umar turned to Twitter and said that from today's court proceedings, it became very clear that the provincial elections will be held in 90 days, no matter how much the imported [government] tries to run away.

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Senate to meet today

The meeting of the Senate will be held at 4pm.

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Islamabad: The session of the Senate will be held at the Parliament House in Islamabad at 4pm today.

Besides, legislative business, the House will take up matters of national and international importance.

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ANF recovers over 16 kg drugs; arrests four

ANF recovered 12 kg charras from the possession of a female drug smuggler resident of Mardan.

Published by Mehak Javed



Rawalpindi: Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Pakistan while conducting four counter-narcotics operations seized over 16 kg narcotics, 180 intoxicated tablets and arrested four accused, said an ANF Headquarters spokesman here on Monday.

He informed ANF and ASF in a joint operation at Bacha Khan International Airport Peshawar recovered three charras-filled capsules from the possession of a Dubai-bound passenger resident of Bannu going on flight no PA-610.

In another operation near Burhan Interchange, ANF recovered 12 kg charras from the possession of a female drug smuggler resident of Mardan.

The spokesman informed that in third operation near Faizabad Bus Terminal Rawalpindi, ANF seized 180 intoxicated tablets concealed in a laptop and netted an accused resident of Khyber.

ANF and Ranger conducted a raid in Kharadar Karachi area and recovered two kg heroin and two kg charras from the possession of an accused resident of Peshawar.

The spokesman said that separate cases have been registered against the accused while further investigations are under process.


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