The Lahore High Court ordered the Election Commission to announce the date of the election in Punjab.
The Lahore High Court gave a reserved decision on the petitions against not giving the date of elections for the Punjab Assembly.
The court has directed the Election Commission to announce the election. In a brief decision, the court ordered the Election Commission to announce the election.
Justice Jawad Hassan wrote in his judgment that the court approves the request of Tehreek-e-Insaaf, the Election Commission should announce the election within the period given in the constitution.
Justice Jawad Hassan of Lahore High Court heard the petitions of Tehreek-e-Insaf and citizen Munir Ahmed and reserved the decision.
During the hearing, the lawyer of the Election Commission took a position that it is not the job of the Election Commission to give the date of the elections, it is not possible to hold the election until the funds are provided to the commission, the full cooperation of the federal government is required for the provincial assembly elections, special circumstances. The law allows postponing elections.
The lawyer of the Election Commission took the stand that if the National and Provincial Assembly elections are not held on the same day, the transparency of the elections may be affected.
On this occasion, Advocate Shahzad Shaukat, the lawyer of the Governor of Punjab, stated that the Governor did not dissolve the Punjab Assembly, so it is not his responsibility to give the date of the new elections. The counsel for the governor pleaded for the dismissal of the petition as inadmissible.
Meanwhile, Tehreek-e-Insaf’s lawyer, Barrister Ali Zafar, took a stand that if the governor does not give the date of the election, then the president can set the date. It cannot be kept silent.
At the beginning of the hearing, the IG Punjab and the Chief Secretary had assured the court that the decision of the Election Commission would be fully implemented. After hearing these arguments, the court reserved its decision.