Top court suspends ECP’s order of re-polling in NA-75 Daska 

03:21 PM | 25 Mar, 2021
Top court suspends ECP’s order of re-polling in NA-75 Daska 
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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court of Pakistan Thursday directed not to hold re-polling in NA-75 Daska constituency of Sialkot on April 10.

A three-member bench of the Supreme Court, led by Justice Umar Ata Bandial issued an interim stay order. Defer the polling day, not the whole polling process, the top court judge remarked.

The court while granting the stay said that this case will require further time as arguments on both sides are still underway. 

Earlier on February 25, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had declared the election as null and void and ordered re-election in the entire constituency.

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It further announced re-polling on April 10 in this constituency. Salman Akram Raja, counsel for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidate argued that the incidents of violence had affected all 76 polling stations in the constituency.  

The opposition party had also accused the government of trying to rig the polling process by abducting 20 presiding officers along with the record. 

The ruling party on March 5 had challenged the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision of re-election in NA-75 in the Supreme Court.

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