Mayor deseating matter; IHC adjourns case till Oct 16

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) adjourned the case challenging decision of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for deseating Mayor Rawalpindi Sardar Naseem, till October 16.

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

Earlier, the counsels for the litigants in the case requested for more time to submit reply in compliance with court orders which was granted by the bench.

However, the bench maintained stay order granted earlier in the case against the decision of ECP till next date of hearing.

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.