SHC hears plea for postponement of polls at PS11

KARACHI:Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday heard a plea seeking postponement of general election in Larkana’s PS 11 constituency.

A two-member bench of the SHC, headed by Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar, heard a plea seeking prevention of polls in PS 11 Larkana.

The bench said no more hearing would be made on the plea. However, it sought reply from Election Commission Islamabad.

The petitioner stated that election commission was not complete because its two members have already been retired. He said there were no representatives of Sindh and Balochistan in the election commission.

He said incomplete election commission could not hold elections so orders must be issued to prevent by-polls in PS 11.

Provincial Election Commission’s law officer Abdullah Hinjra appeared before the court who informed the bench that as per law election commission has to continue its work.

He said by-elections of one national assembly constituency and 61 local bodies’ seats have already been held. Officer also informed the court that ballot papers have also been published for by-election at PS11 so this is not feasible to prevent election commission from holding the polls.

The court, later, adjourned the hearing till 22nd October by ordering election commission Islamabad for submitting its reply.