A BHC divisional bench, comprising Justice Naeem Akhter Afghan and Justice Abdullah Baloch, directed the ECP to review flaws in the newly issued delimitation
and ordered to reorganise delimitation
according to population of the areas.
The same IHC bench would now hear petitions challenging the delimitation
of eight constituencies today (Friday).
The court ordered the ECP to hear all stakeholders and carry out the delimitations
The court had also dismissed petitions against the delimitation
of 12 constituencies.
The ECP had established a facilitation centre at its secretariat for submission of objections and facilitating the people regarding the initial delimitation
of national and provincial assemblies.
Islamabad -- The Parliament and Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) were still strict of their stances regard new delimitations
The Senate Tuesday passed the constitutional amendment to consider provisional results of census 2017 to make delimitation
of constituencies, paving the way for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to carry out fresh delimitation
of constituencies ahead of the next general elections.
of constituencies has remained a contentious issue, with a general impression that influential politicians managed in the past to get it done to suit their political interests.
In two days, the bench has set aside delimitations
in 10 districts.
As per Delimitation
of Constituencies Act, 1974, it is compulsory for the government to carry out fresh delimitations
after every census.
A day earlier on Tuesday, the IHC had set aside the delimitation
of constituencies in four districts: Jehlum, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh and Lower Dir.
It may be mentioned here that a total of 108 petitions were under process with the IHC regarding the objections over delimitation