SC resumes hearing of election schedule case 

SC resumes hearing of election schedule case 

Islamabad (Web Desk): Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday resumed hearing the petition regarding holding election across the country on same day on Friday.

A three-member bench of the top court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial and comprising Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan and Justice Munib Akhtar is hearing the filed by a citizen, Sardar Kashif Khan, who nominated the federal government, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), and major political parties as respondents.

The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM)-led government and the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) held three rounds of talks to reach a consensus on election date.

On Wednesday, the PTI submitted a report before the apex court on negotiations with the PDM government, requesting the top court to ensure implementation on its April 4 judgement regarding holding elections to the Punjab Assembly on May 14.

Meanwhile, the government also submitted its reply to the court today, claiming that “substantial progress” had been achieved in the talks.