Court cannot interfere in ECP’s affairs: LHC

Thursday, Aug 11, 2022

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday disposed of a petition seeking a stay order on the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to stop the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid’s (PMLQ) intra-party polls to elect the new president and general secretary of the party, after being withdrawn.

The single bench comprising Justice Shahid Karim heard the petition filed by PMLQ leader Kamil Ali Agha. During the proceedings, the court observed that the matter falls within the jurisdiction of the ECP. The Commission is an independent institution; the court cannot interfere in its affairs, it remarked. Subsequently, the court disposed of the matter.