Lahore: The government has decided to challenge the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to abolish the NA-75 by-election in the Lahore High Court.
Prime Minister Imran Khan approved the move and submitted a petition to dispute the actions taken against the commissioner and RPO Gujranwala and other administrative officials.
According to sources, this decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday. Special Assistant to CM Punjab Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Advocate Ali Zafar and Ali Asjad Malhi also attended the meeting.
Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan also met the Prime Minister one-on-one. The PM was briefed on the Daska by-election and the legal team advised him on the next course of action.
According to sources, two petitions will be filed in the Lahore High Court in this regard. One petition will challenge the re-poling in NA-75 Daska while the second will challenge ECP’s decision to take action against administrative officers.
In the briefing, the Prime Minister was told that the Election Commission has no right to take such actions against officials.