Election chaos ensues as crucial hearing for petition against SC Act and ECP plea is indefinitely adjourned in Punjab polls.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has adjourned a hearing concerning elections in Punjab without any proceedings. The case includes petitions and a plea from the Election Commission of Pakistan. Earlier in the week, the Supreme Court decided to combine the ECP’s petition against an April ruling with petitions filed against the Supreme Court (Review of […]

Mysterious audio leaks case brings objections from Justice Isa-led commission as Supreme Court suspends hearing till next week.

The judicial commission led by Justice Qazi Faez Isa, appointed by the government to investigate recent audio leaks, has objected to the five-judge bench hearing pleas against its formation. Last week, while hearing four petitions against the appointment of the commission, Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial had restrained the panel from proceeding with […]

As the SC resumes hearing, the suspense heightens around the entrenched pleas challenging the formation of an audio leaks commission.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has resumed hearing a set of petitions against the formation of a judicial commission set up to probe recent audio leaks that implicated politicians and judges, as well as their family members. The federal government had also asked for the reconstitution of the five-member bench, citing impartiality. The government had […]

The mysterious turn of events in Punjab polls order as SC abruptly adjourns hearing after AGP mentions the implementation of the review of judgments law.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has adjourned its hearing on the holding of elections in Punjab until June 1 after the Attorney General highlighted a new law regarding the review of judgments. Although the ECP had said the election for the province should be held on 14 May, the Punjab government has claimed it hasn’t received […]

The fate of Punjab hangs in the balance as the Supreme Court reopens the hearing of the Election Commission’s plea.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has resumed hearing the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) plea for a review of the court’s order that had scheduled the Punjab Assembly elections on May 14. During the last hearing, the SC instructed the ECP to take action and inquire from the federal government about the lack of funds […]

Will the SC grant ECP’s plea for review of Punjab polls order as the suspenseful hearing resumes?

Pakistan’s Supreme Court is hearing the Election Commission’s request to reconsider its order for elections to the Punjab Assembly on 14 May. In an April 4 judgment, the court had ruled that polls must be held in Punjab on that date and directed the federal government to release PKR 21bn ($187m) to fund the vote. The Pakistani Tehreek-i-Insaf […]

The nail-biting hearing of ECP’s appeal for reviewing Punjab polls will soon recommence in the High Court.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan will resume hearing the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) plea to challenge the court’s previous decision to hold elections to the Punjab Assembly on May 14. The deadlock over the holding of elections in two provinces arose after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) dissolved its governments in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa […]