Mayor deseating case: IHC grants more time for reply

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted more time to litigants for submission of reply in the case challenging decision of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for deseating Mayor Rawalpindi Sardar Naseem.

A single judge bench of Justice Aamer Farooq heard the appeal filed by Mayor Rawalpindi challenging ECP decision against him.

During the course of proceeding, the counsels of the litigants in the case appeared before the bench and requested for time to submit their reply which was granted by the court.

The bench remarked that stay order granted earlier in the case against the decision of ECP would be maintained till next date of hearing and adjourned the case for September 27.

Sardar Naseem in his plea had adopted the stance that he had not influenced the local body election results.

ECP had disqualified Sardar Naseem and issued directives for re-polling on the complaint of two women candidates.

The Mayor Rawalpindi had challenged the ECP verdict in IHC and the court issued stay order against his deseating.