Verdict on Nov 28: PTI held fake intra-party polls, ECP told

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday reserved its verdict on a petition challenging Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) intra-party elections.

The commission said it would announce its verdict on Nov 28. The ECP reserved its verdict after hearing arguments from the counsel representing the petitioner and Babar Awan advocate, the counsel representing the PTI before the commission.

During the proceedings, the petitioner’s lawyer told the ECP that the PTI had arranged fake intra-party polls in violation of the party constitution.

He said the elections were held on June 12 and the party had amended its constitution on May 13. The petitioner counsel said that the PTI had not completed the necessary legal formalities while amending the constitution.

He said the party’s constitution can only be changed if there is a two-thirds majority of the Central Executive Council supporting it. As per the amended constitution, 2.7 million voters had to decide between PTI…

Original published: 2017-11-14 15:06:00 Read the full Karachi News here

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