CEC convenes meeting tomorrow as PTI challenges Section 144 in Lahore
ISLAMABAD: Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja has convened a meeting of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday to talk about Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) petition in opposition to the imposition of Section 144 which prohibits any rallies and public gatherings in Lahore, ARY News reported.
Taking to Twitter, the electoral watchdog mentioned the meeting shall be held at 10:30 am tomorrow.
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12 مارچ، 2023
پنجاب حکومت کی طرف سے دفعہ 144 کے نفاذ اور الیکشن ریلیوں پر پابندی کے حوالے سے پی ٹی آئی کے ڈاکٹر بابر اعوان اور ڈاکٹر یاسمین راشد کی درخواستوں پر چیف الیکشن کمشنر نے کل ساڑھے 10 بجے کمیشن کا اہم اجلاس طلب کرلیا ہے۔ #ECP
— Election Commission of Pakistan (OFFICIAL) (@ECP_Pakistan) March 12, 2023
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday challenged the imposition of Section 144 in Lahore through the caretaker Punjab executive forward of its scheduled rally.
The former top minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan introduced that he would lead a public rally on Sunday (these days) in reference to the election marketing campaign, introduced for upcoming normal elections in Punjab.
The plea was once moved through Dr Babar Awan with the ECP at the instructions of former top minister and PTI leader Imran Khan. PTI in its plea has recommended the ECP to make use of its energy and strike down the imposition of Section 144 in Lhaore through terming it ‘illegal’.
Caretaker Punjab executive is making an attempt to forestall PTI from election rally on ‘pretext’ of PSL suits, the plea mentioned. The routes of the PTI rally and the PSL fit are other, Babar Awan mentioned in a plea and added the fit will get started at 7pm whilst the rally will finish at 5:30pm.
It is also famous that the caretaker Punjab govt imposed Section 144 in Lahore with quick impact, whilst assets claimed that Punjab Rangers have additionally been summoned to handle law and order.