KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday issued notices for March 27 to the Federation, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and Attorney General (AG) over Karachi’s new delimitation of constituencies, Geo News reported.
The court was hearing the petition filed by Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) against the new delimitation of constituencies.
The MQM in its petition has contended that ECP did not follow legal process and the parties were neither heard nor granted 15-day time. New delimitation of constituencies is aimed to achieve particular plan besides harming MQM, it added.
Earlier, talking to media after filing the petition in the court, MQM Deputy Convener, Farooq Sattar said that any sort of delimitation, at this late stage, when the election schedule has already been announced and the election process started, could not be done.
Farooq Sattar in his petition seeking court's intervention has prayed for a stay order against delimitation.
Barrister Farogh Naseem assisting Farooq Sattar said that delimitation a few days ahead of the elections when the schedule has already been announced and election process started was not only in contravention of the Supreme Court order but also against the law.