Elec­tion Re­forms Act 2017 sus­pended by IHC

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tues­day sus­pended the Elec­tion Act 2017 and sum­moned re­port from the in­ves­tiga­tive com­mit­tee headed by Leader of the House in Se­nate Raja Za­farul Haq af­ter is­su­ing no­tice to par­ties.

Jus­tice Shaukat Aziz Sid­diqui of IHC heard the case on Tues­day in which pe­ti­tioner Molana Al­lah Wasaya had re­quested the court to de­clare the Elec­tion Act 2017 null and void as the Khatm-e-Nabuwat clause was re­moved from it.

The deputy at­tor­ney gen­eral ar­gued that the gov­ern­ment is head­ing to­wards next gen­eral elec­tions with the same bill, and its sus­pen­sion will cre­ate panic in the coun­try. He re­quested the court not to sus­pend the elec­tion act with­out hear­ing gov­ern­ment’s stance on it.

Jus­tice ShaukatAziz Sid­diqui re­marked that the court does not care about the con­se­quences as this is the mat­ter of Khatm-e-Nabuwat, and sus­pended the act.

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