LHC dismisses Salman Akram’s contempt plea against RO

Thursday, Feb 29, 2024

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday dismissed a contempt petition, filed by Salman Akram Raja, an independent candidate, against the returning officer of NA-128 constituency, after declaring it ‘not maintainable’.

Justice Ali Baqar Najafi announced the reserved verdict on a petition, filed by Salman Akram Raja.

The court had reserved its verdict on February 21, after hearing arguments of the parties.

Salman Akram had submitted that the returning officer had assured of issuing notice to him before preparation of the Form 48.

However, despite the assurance, the returning officer did not issue any notice before the preparation of Form 48, he added. He pleaded with the court to initiate contempt proceedings against the returning officer.